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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 ...

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 ...