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Chabad kicks off semester with Chinese Shabbat dinner

By Angela Roberts For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Friday night, Rabbi Eli Backman and his family opened their home for Jewish students to enjoy a free Shabbat dinner. Although the Backman family hosts Shabbat dinners weekly, their house was particularly crowded this past week. Chinese cuisine may not be considered exactly typical fare for a ...

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 ...

Shabbat has different meaning for all Jews

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For students all over campus, Shabbat is a special time – it means spending time with friends and family. For some, it is their closest connection to Judaism.   “My dad was adopted and doesn’t know his birth family, so Judaism is the only connection I have that unites my birth grandparents ...

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, ...

Guest speaker receives mixed reactions at NHBT

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh About 225 students attended Shabbat lunch in the Hillel Activities Room today and were joined by a guest speaker, 1970s college basketball star Archie Talley, who received mixed reviews from the audience. Archie Talley, 63, holds the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics record for most points in a ...

Shabbat dinner brings together old, new friends during NHBT

By Rebecca Cohen For the Mitzpeh @beccacohen_ The National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted its eighth annual Shabbat dinner Friday. Over 700 Jewish students from around the country joined together in Ritchie Coliseum after sundown for a Shabbat dinner and service led by Maryland Hillel members and the NHBT planning team. Forty-eight ...

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 ...

Hillel hosts Super Bowl-themed dinner looking forward to big game

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh   Students struggled to find seats on Friday, Feb. 3, as Maryland Hillel marked the upcoming big game in style, with a full house on its Super Bowl-themed dinner. With ambiguous, SGA-funded decorations — hanging football swirls and banners, football field-themed tablecloth and even a couple of ...