Jew You Should Know: Jesse Krantz
By Jamie Weissman
Navigating through a big university can be challenging. But between becoming Vice President of his fraternity, joining the Investment Banking club and being inducted into Order of Omega, sophomore finance and biochemistry major Jesse Krantz makes it look easy.
“ I came because it’s a community. There’s opportuni...
New eligibility rule for Taglit-Birthright sparks excitement
By Elana Dure
Katie Hamelburg, a freshman Jewish studies major, traveled to Israel at age 17 with her high school class. At the time, Hamelburg knew studying at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel would jeopardize her chance of going on a Taglit-Birthright trip, but she made a conscious decision to go nonetheless.
Ari Shavit comes to campus
By Amanda Eisenberg
The Middle East is engulfed in a continuous cycle “where we expect peace,” said Ari Shavit Feb. 5 to a full room at the Stamp Student Union.
The program, “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” was sponsored by the Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and featured Shavit, a ...
National Hillel Basketball Tournament to Take Place at UMD
By Eli Davis
In 2011, some University of Maryland students decided to organize a basketball tournament that would bring together Jewish college students from around the country for a weekend of competition and a celebration of Judaism.
Four years later, the National Hillel Basketball Tournament is the largest intercollegiate basketball ...
Kosher Restaurants in the DC/Metro Area
By Hyunjae Ham
“This is my second home,” says Miriam Zuares, a 74-year-old Israeli immigrant with a thick accent. Miriam, a retired caterer, has been a Nut House Pizza regular for fifteen years. Located in Wheaton, Nut House Pizza does not use real meat. According to former store associate and owner’s nephew Daniel Atkin, all of their meats ...
UMD Alumni Train for the Olympics
By Jamie Weissman
When Bradley Chalupski graduated from this university in 2006, he had a plan. He wanted to go to the Olympics and decided on his ticket there: skeleton.
Skeleton is an Olympic sport in which the athlete slides head-first on an icy
track. It was brought back to the Olympics in 2002 after a 54-year absence.
“When he was ...
Soda Stream Commercial Causes Controversey
By Carlos Rodriguez
Controversy followed after actress and spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson appeared in a commercial with Israeli company SodaStream, known for having a factory in the disputed West Bank area, according to a post on The New York Time’s The Lede blog by Robert Mackey.
The commercial aired late in this year’s Super Bowl, ...
First Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference Takes Place at UMD
By Alessia Grunberger
More than 120 women attended the first Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference, an event focused on building professional and peer networks, cultivating women’s leadership and strengthening a strong sense of Jewish identity.
The Feb. 23 student-driven conference – which was hosted at the University’s Rosenbloom ...