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Bonding warms Kedma community at TerpZone

By Yakira Cohen @CohenYakira Features editor   Members of Kedma, the Orthodox community at this university, trekked through the cold to kick off the semester at TerpZone Thursday night. Over 100 participants showed up to TerpZone Takeover, which proved to be more than just a catchy name on the Kedma Facebook group. “I ...

Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening. “We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...

Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot. This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...

Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...

Schwartz family opens home and grill for students to celebrate last days of Passover

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Rabbi Elie and Miriam Schwartz opened their home Friday afternoon to Jewish students who were on campus for the last few days of Passover for a holiday-friendly barbecue. The event was run through the Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Maryland, which is partnered with Hillel ...

23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has thousands of followers and is the largest Hasidic movement of the Orthodox Jewish religion. Schneerson ...

CTC: campus’ quickest minyan

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehiggins One of the upstairs minyanim at Hillel, better known as CTC, is a place for people to come together on Friday nights specifically attracting those who like to do minimal singing. For Noam Weintraub, the president of Congregation of Tired Curmudgeons, the decision to attend CTC was fairly simple. ...

Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The group, which meets once a month in Maryland Hillel, promotes maximum participation of females and ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles the campus and portions of adjacent neighborhoods to form a loophole in Shabbat rules that makes ...

Kedma welcomes four new board members for fall semester

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The orthodox Jewish community, Kedma, recently held their semesterly elections and President Aaron Yitzhaky a junior kinesiology major is excited for what the newest board members will contribute to the community and planning of Kedma. The Kedma executive board consists of three positions: president, ...