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Keeping it Kosher and Connected

  By Brittany Britto If you’re searching for your soulmate or a way to keep up with prayer, there’s an app for that, and students are using them. The ever-growing technology in mobile devices (how ‘bout that iPhone 6?) has transformed social interactions and how people around the world seek information. Flurry, ...

University policies not strong enough to accommodate religious students

By Jacob Schaperow I think I’m a pretty good student. I pay attention in class, I do the readings and homework, I go to office hours, and I never cut class. But I skipped nine classes last semester. And, thanks to the way my Thursday/Friday classes fall, I’m going to miss 18 classes this semester. This is because, for me, as an observ...

Hillel welcomes 4 new staff members

By Senaya Savir Hillel at the University of Maryland serves one of the largest and most diverse Jewish student populations in the country. It hosts over 400 students each Friday night and accommodates over 1,000 students for the High Holiday services. Hillel is also affiliated with 40 Jewish student groups. This year, Hillel welcomed ...

Music VS starts chapter at UMD

By Naomi Ehrenkranz The Music Undergraduate Support Initiative for Children, Veterans and Seniors (Music VS) is a new community service group on campus, recently started by sophomores Justin Kelman and Gedaliah Knizhnik. Kelman and Knizhnik created the group last spring,  after a friend approached them and asked about starting a chapter ...

Meyerhoff: Beyond Jewish 101

By Brittany Britto University of Maryland’s Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies intends to go above and beyond the traditional Jewish 101, incorporating new interdisciplinary classes and revamped material this fall and for semesters to come. Jewish studies faculty and the Meyerhoff Center, in the wake of its 40th anniversary, have ...

University offers money for Israel study abroad

By Jacob Schaperow and Leo Traub Know a student interested in studying abroad in Israel? This year their chance of being awarded scholarship money through the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies’ may be higher than in the past. The Meyerhoff Center is seeking applicants for its Israel scholarships and has set aside university money for ...

Maryland Hillel experiments with early Shabbat dinner

By Jamie Weissman The University of Maryland’s Hillel will cater to more students this semester with a new Shabbat dinner option. In addition to the usual 8 p.m. Shabbat meal, Hillel staff will offer an earlier alternative for attendees beginning at 6 p.m. “It’s really a place where we can experience more outside the routine dinner ...