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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 ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted its sixth annual Global Justice Shabbat this weekend with the theme Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault. The event, which included a formal Shabbat dinner on Friday night at Hillel and a Havdalah service Saturday night at the Zeta Beta Tau chapter house, aimed to spark a ...

Students in Greek life experience SHABAM as hosts

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Everything Ilona Ehrlich and James Hackler had been working towards for the last month came together on Nov. 17 when the two hosted a conjoined SHABAM dinner for their sorority and fraternity, respectively. Ehrlich, a sophomore history major of Phi Sigma Sigma, and Hackler, a junior marketing and ...

Hillel hosts eleventh annual SHABAM in homes across campus

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Over 1,000 students gathered around dinner tables across this university’s campus in celebration of SHABAM Friday night. SHABAM, which stands for “Shabbat Across Maryland” is sponsored by the Gorlin Family Foundation, which helped over 100 students host their peers for a Shabbat dinner across ...

Jewish students raise over $700 for breast cancer awareness from cupcake wars

By Dena Gershkovich For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Around 100 Jewish students participated in a cupcake wars event Saturday night and raised over $700 for Sharsheret, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and support for Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer. The event, which was organized by leaders of Kedma, was an ...

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 ...