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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...

The Domain’s Close Proximity to Hillel: Does it affect Jewish Students food choices?

By Carlos Rodriguez The recently built apartment complex The Domain is near campus’ Hillel, and has so far added a non-kosher Subway, and a kosher frozen yogurt place Tutti Frutti, with two businesses currently under construction. The Domain is an apartment complex that brands itself as a “luxury apartment community,” with the ...

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. Recently, ...

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 ...