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Students celebrate Shabbat dinner with old, new friends to kick off annual NHBT weekend

By Fatemeh Paryavi For Mitzpeh @KarmaLife_2 As the sun set Friday night, indicating the beginning of yet another Shabbat for the Jewish community at this university, students who are taking part in this year’s National Hillel Basketball Tournament gathered from across the country to celebrate Shabbat dinner at the Stamp Student Union....

Hillel hosts annual Global Justice Shabbat with focus on prison reform

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   Maryland Hillel hosted its seventh annual Global Justice Shabbat Friday night March 29th on the topic of prison reform. The event consisted of a Shabbat dinner with a speech and Q&A session by former New York City Police Department Commissioner and convicted felon Bernard ...

Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner

By Lilly Sibel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming. The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...

Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash Copy editor @jessenassh   Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat. Shabbat lunch on Saturday used to be free for all Jewish students. At least, that was the prevailing thought for ...

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 ...