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JFarm- Growing food for the community

By Joe Atmonavage As you walk up to the University of Maryland Hillel building, the first thing you notice is a colorful mural painted on the fence board and a garden enclosed by another bright fence. This is the home of JFarm, a Jewish gardening group at the university.  The garden, founded in 2008, serves many purposes for the Jewish ...

JSU does Jewish Geography: Food Edition

Rachel DeSantis For one night only, Maryland Terps didn’t need a passport to travel around the world. The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition, held on March 12, took students’ taste buds on a trip as it celebrated Jewish culture throughout the world. The event, which was free to students, featured different ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Carly Smith and David Daniel

By Amanda Eisenberg  Carly Smith, a junior secondary education in history major from Severna Park, Md., went on a blind date with senior David Daniel, an electrical engineering major from Philadelphia. I only told them where and when to meet, along with their first names to avoid Facebook stalking and the usual pre-date jitters. Check out how ...

Jew You Should Know: Talia Richman

By Amanda Eisenberg Most newspapers don’t publish stories written by a freshman. Most newspapers don’t even hire freshmen. Talia ‘Tali’ Richman, 18, managed to do both. “I feel like I have a lot to prove,” the journalism major said. Just after her first semester, both The Diamondback and USA Today hired her as an assistant ...

WMUC hosts first all-Hebrew radio show

By Matthew Beinart Maryland’s campus radio station, WMUC 88.1 FM, recently ushered in a new class of DJs, including one student who uses his Israeli background to host the first ever all-Hebrew show. Ofir Buchnik, a math and integrated education major originally from Tel Aviv, hosts “She Brew Hebrew” every Friday at 11 a.m. “As ...

UMD Hillel to Participate in Good Deeds Day

By Jaclyn Turner Seven years ago, Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison thought of a day about giving back to the community and working to do good.  Arison, with the help of NGO Ruach Tova, created Good Deeds Day, based on the simple idea that anyone can do something positive for his or her community. Over 30 countries ...

Spring break in the Mississippi Delta

By Eli Davis University of Maryland students participated in a Hillel-sponsored alternative spring break trip to the Mississippi Delta that focused on how agriculture, poverty, education and food insecurity affects the area. Dena Lehmann, a senior biochemistry major, along with 12 other university students, started their volunteering by ...

Challah For Hunger – Raising Money and Awareness

By Jamie Weissman There are billions of people in the world, and many of them struggle to put food on the table each day. That is where Challah For Hunger comes in. Challah For Hunger is a national organization that was started in 2004 by students at Scripps College who realized the challah they were baking for fun could be sold for a ...

D.C. Jewish Community Center Has Much to Offer

By Karina Shedrofsky Located only 25 minutes away, but almost unheard of to the Jewish students of the University of Maryland, is the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, a real hub for Jewish cultural, educational, and community service offerings. The Washington JCC just finished hosting the 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival, ...

Israeli law strikes controversy between the secular and religious community

By Elana Dure Although some students disagree as to whether ultra-Orthodox Jews should fight in the Israeli army or not, they agree that the recent law forcing the Haredi community into the draft will only cause more backlash in Israeli society. On March 12, the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset, voted yes in an overwhelming ...