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Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus. Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds. This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...

For these Jewish students, studying abroad offers chance to connect with their faith

By Alexandra Macia For Mitzpeh @Alexand25682625 Many students at this university look forward to going abroad for at least one semester during their undergraduate experience, but for many Jewish students, going abroad can look a little different. Carlie Deren, a senior marketing and supply chain major, studied abroad in Rome during the ...

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 ...

Camp Ramah searches Hillel for new hires

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Camp Ramah in New England and their D.C. Day Camp conglomerate kicked off hiring season on Thursday, Nov. 14 with a stop at this university’s Hillel center to recruit new staff members for the 2020 season. Rabbi Jill Levy, director of the D.C. day camp, Assistant Director Sharon Rosenberg Safra ...

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 ...

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 ...

Holocaust survivor tells tales of pain, optimism to packed room

By Laina Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Minnie Osher, a Holocaust survivor and determined optimist, spoke to over 200 students, parents and relatives at this university on Friday about her life before, during and after the Holocaust. The event was hosted by Maryland Hillel as part of its Family Weekend programming. Introduced briefly by ...