Jew You Should Know: David Stein
By Yakira Cohen
The energy is contagious.
Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down.
This is no ordinary Maryland basketball game. It’s not even a university-sanctioned event.
It’s the National ...
Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April
By Spencer Dobkin
Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019.
Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...
NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks
By Daniel Oyefusi
The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...
MEOR Kiddush Cup: a traditional spin on a classic college game
By Jasmine Boyd
MEOR Maryland hosted a grape juice pong tournament Sunday night at “The Box,” MEOR’s home on campus, on Knox Road. According to its website, MEOR is “a home away from home” for Jewish students on campus to commune, share Shabbat meals, and engage with each other.
Senior criminology and ...
Yeshiva University takes home back to back championships at NHBT
By Alex Pacinda
For the Mitzpeh
After Friday and Saturday’s festivities, it was championship day at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The men’s portion was an afternoon matchup between two different teams from Yeshiva University Sunday.
Five teams, Sokol, Weiss, Ammar, Laifer and Marouani, all from Yeshiva, ...
First annual NBHT all-star game proves successful
By Jon Orbach
For the Mitzpeh
The National Hillel Basketball Tournament took a break from regulation play to host an all-star game, the first of the 56-team tournament's history, in Ritchie Coliseum.
Hillel Assistant Director Maiya Chard-Yaron said the idea was conceived and cultivated by the 25-person student board ...
Players, fans gather in Armory, Ritchie for Saturday night games
By Rachel Kalusin & Alyson Kay
For the Mitzpeh, staff writer
The National Hillel Basketball Tournament resumed playing after Shabbat with four games in the Reckord Armory at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Night, with other games playing at the Xfinity Center and the Ritchie Coliseum.
Students gathered from all over the ...
Guest speaker receives mixed reactions at NHBT
By Tom Hart
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 ...
Shabbat dinner brings together old, new friends during NHBT
By Rebecca Cohen
For the Mitzpeh
The National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted its eighth annual Shabbat dinner Friday.
Over 700 Jewish students from around the country joined together in Ritchie Coliseum after sundown for a Shabbat dinner and service led by Maryland Hillel members and the NHBT planning team.
NHBT begins tournament weekend with night of dancing in D.C.
By Alyson Kay
The National Hillel Basketball Tournament kicked off on Thursday with a "Ballin Out" bar night at the Dirty Martini bar in D.C. to celebrate the start of the tournament.
The event started at 9:30 p.m with most people arriving at 10:30. Approximately 200 people attended the event from different ...