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Kedma’s ‘TerpZone Takeover’ brings Orthodox Jewish community together

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The weekend’s chilly temperatures didn’t stop Kedma students from coming out for the TerpZone Takeover on Saturday night. Over 100 students showed up for the event to enjoy social time with their Jewish community through bowling, pool, air hockey and ice cream. Kedma is the Orthodox ...

Despite the cold, JFarm blooms into winter

By Ben Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 Although winter is approaching, a JFarm garden outside of the Maryland Hillel building is still blooming in more ways than one. The JFarm garden, supported by the Hillel club since 2009, is part of a mission to strengthen the Jewish community on campus by planting crops and hosting events and ...

Birthright Israel celebration connects students at Hillel through music, food and Dead Sea salt scrubs

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The multi-purpose room at Maryland Hillel was abuzz Wednesday night for the Birthright Israel celebration, full of students who will be attending an upcoming Birthright Israel trip and Birthright student alumni. “I think [a Birthright network] creates a really awesome, diverse Jewish ...

For Jewish students, Kegma tailgates serve as fun community builders

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori On Terps football gamedays, celebrations are felt throughout campus: Greek life tailgates on the lawn, students strolling around in Maryland apparel and families coming to visit, barbecuing and drinking in groups. But Saturday, Nov. 2, brought with it an elusive event occurring only once or twice a ...

With “Adopt-a-Bubbie,” students assist the elderly, but make new friends as well

By Madison Burinsky For Mitzpeh @officialMadiB_ It's no secret that college students have a wide array of interests, ranging from art to music, and for some, maybe even playing bingo. For members of the Adopt-a-Bubbie program at the University of Maryland, playing bingo is just one of the many activities they enjoy while spending quality ...

Students highlight good, bad of teaching Hebrew school, why it’s worth it

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori For most students, the weekend offers a much-needed break from the stress of class. Some, however, spend their time not in bed, but molding the minds of children, teaching them the basics of the Jewish tradition while making extra cash on the side. From about 9 a.m. to just after noon every ...

For these Jews, Halloween is celebrated as a simply American holiday

By Hannah Davidson For Mitzpeh @hhannahdavidson Despite its religious background, Halloween is widely celebrated among Jews, including students at this university. It is believed that Halloween originated from Celtic culture, and was a part of their religious ceremonies and traditions, according to History.com. But over time it has ...

Students dance around campus to celebrate Simchat Torah

By Sara Cohen For Mitzpeh @SaraEmilyyy Although sometimes one of the lesser-known holidays, Simchat Torah is a joyous and exciting holiday for Jews. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, October 20 (the 22nd of the Hebrew month Tishrei) and ended Tuesday evening. Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the year-long cycle of reading ...

A ∙ C ∙ H ∙ I ∙ M: Maryland Hillel’s “big brother” program helps transition freshmen into campus life

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @BergelTori Adjusting to a new environment is difficult for anyone. But for a freshman living independently for the first time, it can be completely overwhelming. In comes Achim, a Hillel program that pairs new Jewish students with returning student “big brothers” and “big sisters” to help them ...

Jew You Should Know: Emma Weisbaum

By Lauren Hamilton For Mitzpeh @laurenhjour Although Emma Weisbaum originally thought pursuing art in college would be a waste of time, she is now one of less than 20 seniors hand-picked for this university’s honors studio art program. “Why wouldn’t I take advantage of the fact that I could actually study art if I wanted to?” ...