Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt
By Sarah Dilworth
Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW for Israel and Huskies for Israel.
“Laugh with Lovitt” was created as part of a fundraiser to ...
Avirah rises above the pandemic’s challenges
By Angel Gingras
Avirah, the Israeli Dance Company at this university, is dancing to the beat of a new rhythm this semester: COVID-19 restrictions.
Since being revived in 2013, Avirah is one of the university’s most prominent performance groups that stages diverse dances both on and off campus. It is ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Akiva Glashofer and Ariella Wolf
By Yakira Cohen
What happens when you throw two junior mechanical engineering majors into a blind date at a closed coffee shop on the craziest day of the craziest year?
Mitzpeh Matchmaker had to find out, sending Akiva Glashofer and Ariella Wolf to Rudy’s Cafe on Tuesday afternoon to further heat up ...
Challah For Hunger addresses food insecurity stigma
Challah for Hunger, an international non-profit that has a chapter at this university, hosted a Zoom conversation addressing the stigma that surrounds food insecurity and hunger on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
Two guest speakers at the event spoke about food insecurity amongst college students.
A socially-distanced SHABBAM brings Jewish students together
By Nira Dayanim
On Friday night, almost 800 students got together at over 80 different Shabbat dinners across campus. Also known as "SHABBAM" or "Shabbat Across Maryland," this Hillel-hosted event has brought students from different backgrounds together for a Shabbat meal each fall for the past ten years.
Rak Shalom shines with Broadway actor Adam Kantor
Rak Shalom, a Jewish, co-ed a cappella group at this university, sang Kol Nidre background vocals for Adam Kantor, a Jewish Broadway actor, at Hillel International’s virtual High Holiday program.
Rak Shalom booked the gig through a connection with member Sara Heckelman, a senior market...
Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes
By: Paige Maizes
This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking sessions. During the event, titled "UshpiZoom," she taught participants how to make shakshuka and ...
Kedma WhatsApp group tracks COVID-19 cases
By Nira Dayanim
When COVID-19 cases began to rise at this university, many groups were affected, including the Jewish community. The Kedma board (the leadership of the Orthodox community on campus) quickly realized there wasn’t an effective communication method in place for pandemic-related news.
During the ...
Rogen rolls over the fine line between comedy and antisemitism
By Mitzpeh staff
There are two types of people who share identities of both “actor” and “Jewish”: Those who are “actors who happen to be Jewish” and “Jewish actors.”
Seth Rogen, a clear example of the latter, has milked his Jewish identity in the entertainment industry. Playing many Jewish characters throughout ...
Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot
By: Sarah Dilworth
Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events.
Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...