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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, ...

Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer

By Haleigh Whisted For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university is home to Rhode Island native Tzvi Hersch Glazer, a junior government and politics and sociology major who enjoys not only hanging out with friends but also contributing his time and skills to others.   Dana Rodriguez said Glazer has made a difference in students’ lives with a ...

Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as Passover begins on the evening of April 10. The idea for the Maryland haggadah originated from ...

Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ceremony will still be held on a Sunday, 19 of 34 schools’ commencement ceremonies will be held ...

JLIC couple set to leave after first year at UMD Hillel

By Jack Wisniewski For the Mitzpeh @Jaywizzywizard With the news that Maryland Hillel will be losing a Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple at the end of the semester, they face the task of finding a replacement for the 2017 fall semester. JLIC is a partnership program that Hillel shares with the Orthodox Union in which young Orthodox ...