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Avirah adds auditions, welcoming new member

Blake Townsend For Mitzpeh @blaket888  Avirah, the Israeli dance company at this university, hosted an unprecedented spring audition on Feb. 9 at STAMP Student Union, welcoming a new member to the group. Matthew Kaminow, a senior material science and engineering major, decided to audition when he heard that Avirah was searching for new ...

Mishelanu’s Zoom Israeli paint night is smashing success

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Holding events in-person has been difficult for many clubs, but this university’s Israeli American Council Mishelanu group for Israeli-American students has had greater success. On March 1, Mishelanu organized an Israeli Paint Night with 18 members participating, far surpassing past paint nigh...

Kedma Mishloach Manot sales increase amid pandemic

By Daryl Perry For Mitzpeh @starylize To celebrate Purim this year, Kedma, this university’s Orthodox Jewish group, sold mishloach manot (traditional gifts of food) to students. Parents also bought Purim-themed gift bags from Kedma for their children to add to this year's festivities. “A lot of our holidays, unfortunately, are ...

Hamsa club unveils spring semester events

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah Hamsa, the Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies student group at this university, announced new events for the spring semester, including a new round of Nice Jewish Queer discussions, a game night, a movie night and an arts & crafts event, all held virtually. Meira Goldfischer, a junior criminol...

Jewish a cappella groups leave audition season empty-handed

  By Ella Sherman For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh As the audition process comes to a close, the three Jewish a cappella groups at this university have decided to hold off on recruiting new members until next fall. However, February auditions were still held virtually, as Mezumenet, Kol Sasson and Rak Shalom each used Google Forms, Zoom, ...

Kedma uncertain about hosting in-person events during the pandemic

By Erin Harper For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh As this university wraps up another semester of mostly virtual classes, Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group on campus, is hesitant to host limited in-person events and services. Founded in 1997, Kedma has operated as one of the largest Orthodox college communities at this university, working to host ...

Community comes together to combat COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Over the past few weeks, a combination of cold weather and the return to campus after time away has led to a spike in COVID-19 cases among students at this university. The Jewish response? Fight it together. Last semester, Kedma, the Orthodox group on campus, created a WhatsApp group to keep ...

Hillel connects students despite the pandemic

By Erin Harper @umdmitzpeh For Mitzpeh Despite the COVID-19 pandemic reshaping how each semester looks for college students, this university’s Hillel has continued to host a series of virtual freshmen events and Shabbat to-go dinners to keep the Jewish student body connected. Shabbat dinners, which are available to all students, ...

Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester

By Max Boyarsky For Mitzpeh @BoyarskyMax   Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.  Kedma, this university’s Orthodox community, announced the winners of their board elections on Dec. 13. New members ele...

Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals

By Adonijah Bourne For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.  The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...