Jew You Should Know: Alli Weiss
By Jamie Weissman
Alli Weiss is a girl who knows what she wants. As a junior communications major on the public relations track, Sigma Delta Tau’s Vice President of Philanthropy is devoted to a future working with nonprofit organizations and making social change.
Growing up in Weston, Florida, Weiss showed early signs that she was ...
Thanksgivukkah: Students celebrate two holidays at once
By Bethany Hooper
This year, Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah fall on the same day, Nov. 28, leading some Jewish students at this university to combine the two holidays.
This event, also known as Thanksgivukkah, is a rare occurrence for the Jewish community and will not happen again until 2070, according to ReformJudaism.org.
Jane Harman talks Israel Security at UMD lecture
By Amanda Eisenberg
Former Rep. Jane Harman believes in a few things: securing Israel’s borders, structuring a transitioning government for Syria, and sending love letters to Secretary of State John Kerry.
Harman, now the director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, shared her thoughts on ...
Students seek more Kosher options at farmer’s market
By Jaclyn Turner
Every Wednesday, the Farmer’s Market at Maryland sets up in front of Cole Field House, ready for eager students to purchase a variety of produce, pastries and meats. Students can buy items from local farms, which helps support small businesses. Despite the market’s popularity, kosher options are hard to find.
New Residence Hall Attracts Jewish Students due to Proximity to Hillel
By Mike Siegel
More than 400 students will be the first ever to call Prince Frederick Hall their home next year.
After almost two years of construction, Prince Frederick Hall on South Campus will open in the fall 2014 semester, according to the University of Maryland’s Department of Resident Life.
“[It will have] 462 new bed ...
Students respond to recent Pew Research Survey on American Jews
By Marissa Laliberte
Intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has risen over the past several decades, and parents in such intermarriages are less likely to raise their children Jewish, according to an Oct. 1 Pew Research Center study.
The study also showed that since 2000, 58 percent of Jews who got married took a non-Jewish spouse compared ...
SHABAM! marks its seventh year
By Jeremy Snow
On Nov. 22, University of Maryland’s Hillel will be continuing a seven-year tradition of bringing Jews together for one night to share a fun Shabbat dinner with their friends and students.
The event, called Shabam, finds students across Maryland willing to host a Friday night Jewish meal and allows anyone to join them. The ...
Hillel Initiative Facilitates Healthy Living for Jewish Students
By Mike Siegel
A college class that teaches students how to cook, exercise and stay healthy and only meets three times a semester seems too good to be true.
However, starting this October, Maryland’s Hillel is sponsoring a three-part course called “Healthy Jewish Living.” The program’s three meetings, which consist of food learning, ...
Students not taking advantage of health center as flu season approaches
By Allie Fick
The University Health Center is now offering flu vaccines for $20, but even with the convenient location and price, not all students are taking advantage of the opportunity.
"I'm not getting it because I have never gotten it in the past, but I actually didn't even know it was available at the health center. I've never seen any ...