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At graduation ceremony, students reflect on how MEOR shaped their Jewish identities

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Students at this university shared what MEOR meant to them in a Maimonides graduation ceremony Sunday. MEOR is one of the major Jewish organizations on campus. Executive Director Rabbi Ari Koretzky described it as a wonderful vehicle for giving Jewish students on campus a powerful experience. ...

MEOR Kiddush Cup: a traditional spin on a classic college game

By Jasmine Boyd For Mitzpeh @JasmineLBoyd MEOR Maryland hosted a grape juice pong tournament Sunday night at “The Box,” MEOR’s home on campus, on Knox Road. According to its website, MEOR is “a home away from home” for Jewish students on campus to commune, share Shabbat meals, and engage with each other. Senior criminology and ...

MEOR rabbi starts podcast to broaden Jewish influence

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins3 Rabbi Ari Koretzky’s new podcast aims to introduce the Jewish community to inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in the world. Titled “Jews You Should Know,” the podcast’s first episode was released on August 22, and has since featured distinguished guests such as Eric Finger...

MEOR welcomes Jewish community members with annual 5K and BBQ

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart MEOR hosted its annual 5K and barbecue to welcome this university’s students back on a warm and sunny Labor Day afternoon. The start of the 5K marked the beginning of the festivities as multiple attendees of the launch party took to the streets to show their support for the organization. Last ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than ...

Maimonides Leadership program holds graduation, allows students to reflect

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin On April 23 the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship had its graduation, during which students and mentors reflected on what they have gained from the program. According to the MEOR Maryland’s website, the program educates students on Jewish texts and concepts every Wednesday for a semester. It offers ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a Passover kitchen. As a result, Hillel will not serve dairy products during the time between spring ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the school week this year, many students will not be returning home to their families for the holiday. ...

MEOR leads hamantaschen baking, talks in women’s empowerment at annual “Shake and Bake”

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 A group of 12 girls gathered Tuesday night for MEOR’s annual “Shake and Bake,” ready to create all different kinds of hamantaschen during this pre-Purim women-only event. MEOR Assistant Director Devora Jaye created the event five years ago in the hopes of hosting a more unique experience. ...