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Ruach’s Social Justice Series tackles racial injustice

By Derek Ohringer For Mitzpeh @ohringahh Ruach, the Reform Judaism student group at this university’s Hillel, is focusing on racism in America during their Social Justice Series by learning about, discussing and planning ways to act on racial injustice. The idea started this summer when Abigail Landesman, a junior government and ...

At Immigration Shabbat, students share approaches to social justice, immigration policy

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ For those who celebrate Shabbat, Friday nights are filled with a routine of prayer, celebrating the end of the week and most importantly, food. However, Hillel’s Immigration Justice Shabbat on Nov. 22 was not a typical Friday evening celebration. The Shabbat, part of the Global Justice ...

Additional Alternative Break trip planned in response to student demand, Hillel says

By Lauraine Genota, for the Mitzpeh, @laurainegenota   A group of 13 to 16 students will head to South Dakota this spring break to learn more about and connect with the Lakota people on the Hillel Alternative Breaks program. “We mainly hope to learn more about the Native American community that we are visiting,” said ...

Students host homeless advocacy event at Maryland Hillel

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum Two of Maryland Hillel’s social justice fellows hosted a speaker from the National Coalition for the Homeless on April 20. David Pirtle, speaker for the National Coalition for the Homeless, took the floor in Hillel’s library in order to inform students of the problems surrounding the ...