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Conservative Jewish group Ometz provides services, schmoozing, community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13   With over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, according to the Maryland Hillel website, there is a plethora of ways to get involved within the Jewish community. Among these groups is Ometz, the Egalitarian community based in Conservative Judaism that provides students with opportunities to ...

Students spread positivity in community on Good Deeds Day

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a More than 125 students spent their Sunday helping their local community, participating in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day April 2. Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was started in 2007 by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison. Maryland Hillel partnered with the Jewish ...

Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson hosts annual winter concert

By Benjamin Weiner For the Mitzpeh @mrhockey929 This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group, Kol Sasson, rocked the Ulrich Concert Hall in Tawes Hall Saturday during its annual winter concert. Consistently performing  a variety of genres including American pop, Israeli pop and traditional Jewish melodies since it was founded in ...

Members of UMD Jewish community attend “Jewish formal” in D.C.

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Close to 200 people from this university’s Jewish community attended the first annual J-Dated event at Ultrabar in D.C. Thursday night. The 18-and-up “Jewish formal,” organized by seniors Rashel Maikhor, a communication major, and Rebecca Mogil, a nursing major, was designed to give ...

Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 Kedma members cast votes between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 that determined the new board that will take ...

Terrapin Row makes Shabbat accommodations for Jewish students

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Almost every year a new apartment complex is built, giving students fresh options for housing in the coming school year. But with many of the new buildings, like Terrapin Row, implementing electronic keys, a number of Jewish students faced an obstacle finding a place to live. Some students ...

Students express mixed views on Fantastic Beasts movie

By Casey Noenickx For the Mitzpeh @NoenickxC J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters on Nov. 18, just in time to watch the fantasy over winter break.   The film takes place in the 1920s, well before Harry Potter is born and features Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a British wizard doing ...

As votes come in, look inside Kedma’s election process

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Six positions of this university’s Kedma Board will be elected today, with nine hopeful candidates looking to secure votes by addressing the community and answering any final questions Saturday during Kiddush. Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group at this university will be electing a new vice ...

UMD students create journaling app

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @NicoleKirkner A new app created in February by two students at this university will help users capture daily memories in a digital journal directly on their smartphones. Line A Day is a journaling app co-created by sophomore letters and sciences student Benjamin Taragin and senior computer science major ...

Maryland graduate reflects on Birthright Sderot visit during Arab-Israeli conflict

By Peter Garber For the Mitzpeh @petegarber           In August 2013, after 19 years of never crossing the Atlantic Ocean, my time had finally come to visit the homeland. At first, the constant on-campus recruiting and deluges of emails to join the Birthright experience, for which rich Israel-supp...