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Students open hearts, minds through poetry at Sermon Slam 2019

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Stamp Student Union’s grand ballroom lounge wasn’t just a room full of poetry and snapping Monday night but also a room full of bravery, identity and emotion as students shared their renditions of poetry and artwork during Sermon Slam 2019. The Sermon Slam is an annual event in which ...

From Jew-ish to Jew: How Jewish students connect to faith at UMD

By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye For Mitzpeh @aminableu10 There is a big difference between being born Jewish and choosing to be Jewish. Although born into Jewish families, some students were largely uninvolved with their religious identities until they found the Jewish community on this campus. One of them is sophomore computer science and finance ...

Little Shop of Horrors features Jewish student talent

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over 1,000 people watched a six-foot tall venus flytrap puppet eat an old man during the opening weekend for Little Shop of Horrors, according to the Clarice Performing Arts Box Office. The off-Broadway musical opened last Saturday at the Clarice in Kay Theater to the ...

Hillel Fellows meet with students to discuss Alternative Break trips

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   Organizers of Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break trips met with interested students over ice cream Thursday to recruit and discuss the trips before the application deadline this Sunday. For Jewish students looking to spend their vacations engaging in something more meaningful than ...

Students bring questions, concerns around Jordan McNair’s death to SGA town hall meeting

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   Students engaged in a respectful conversation at a town hall meeting Thursday night to voice their concerns with this university’s athletics department and administration, following the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair in June. “This evening is primarily about what ...

First Look Fair draws students from all over campus, offers opportunities for Jewish students

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Students at this university gathered on McKeldin Mall Thursday for the annual “First Look Fair,” which boasted many clubs for Jewish students to join. The fair itself ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tables of all different clubs sprawling up and down the Mall. According to the ...

Stamp’s mistake on First Look Fair rescheduling shows change is needed to protect underrepresented groups

By Carli Fine For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.   Earlier this week, this university postponed the date of the First Look Fair, the university-wide activities exhibition run by the Stamp Student Union, in preparation for the potential effects of Hurricane Florence. The event was moved ...

JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest

By Jamie Kerner For Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday. The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...

From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)

Students deal with kashrut and drinking By Melissa Moore When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...