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Observant Jewish students struggle as finals week approaches

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Finals are just around the corner, and students all over this university are beginning to prepare: making study guides, going to office hours and hunkering down for the weeks ahead. For observant Jewish students, this time may be difficult. Many observant Jewish students at this ...

Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night. Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...

I grew up attending a Conservative synagogue. I never could have imagined something like this happening

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18   Yesterday morning, an attack on the Conservative Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh took the lives of 11 innocent congregants and left six others wounded. The shooting was described by the Washington Post as the “deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.” ...

SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus. SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...

Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most Shabbat morning services, and serve mainly to bring the community of Jewish people together.  Usually, ...

Challah for Hunger has a recipe for success

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   If you’ve ever been to a Shabbat meal on campus, you may have noticed the presence of two doughy delights at the table. These challahs, prepared by Challah for Hunger, have become hallmarks of meals at this university. Challah for Hunger is an organization on campus that bakes and sells ...

Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night. Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative Judaism at this university whose mission is to provide interested Jewish students with meaningful ...

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 ...

Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018. The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...

Seniors take first place at annual JHacks hackathon with “Too Long; Didn’t Watch”

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted March 13 at 7:44 a.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Jeremy Bell For Mitzpeh @jerebell3 Two seniors won at the third annual JHacks hackathon this weekend, a competition where student hackers put their creativity to work by developing unique ...