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Hillel dining not environmentally friendly like other campus diners

By Jacob Schaperow   Three hundred and seventy cubic feet. That’s about how much polystyrenewaste is generated by students on the Hillel dining plan each week. Polystyrene is the plastic foam used to make the plates and cups students on the Hillel meal plan become accustomed to using, and 370 cubic feet is enough solid waste to ...

Tragic death of student shakes UMD community

It has been just over two weeks since an integral member of our community passed away. Cornell University senior Ilan Rasooly was visiting the University of Maryland for the Jewish holidays when he fell and sustained mortal head injuries. The following is the reflection of one staff member: “I grew up with Rasooly in Silver Spring, MD. We ...

Keeping Shabbat not chore, app unnecessary

            By Jake Baum In the modern age of technology, the modern Orthodox world has fallen victim to one of the worst plagues of the 21st century – obsession with cell phones. It is clear that since the invention of the cell phone, younger Jews, even ones who run in the most ...

Staff editorial: Kosher food needed on North Campus

Imagine having to trek a mile in 40-degree weather just to grab a bite to eat in the morning. This is a situation with which any student on the full kosher meal plan with 8 a.m. classes is familiar. The limited breakfast hour from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Hillel’s Bobb’s cafe combined with the lack of kosher food in the university dining halls make ...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer to speak at UMD tonight

By Jacqueline Hyman Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer will speak at the Seventh Annual Dubin Lecture at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Dubin Lecture, which has been an annual event since 2008, is “an opportunity to bring high-level lecturers to discuss issues that are related ...

Seven Jewish a cappella choirs to perform at annual showcase

By Jamie Weissman The University of Maryland’s Hillel is hosting its annual a cappella showcase concert Nov. 8 as part of Hillel’s family weekend. University groups Mezumenet, Rak Shalom and Kol Sasson will take the stage at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for a night of performances to benefit Hillel. "It's an incredible ...

Hillel students donate money to D.C. organizations via Slingshot

By Mojan Najmabadi Students from this university played philanthropist last month and selected their top picks for innovative Jewish organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. About a dozen students came together at Hillel on Oct. 21 to vote and decide which organization out of 18 groups selected by the Slingshot Fund should ...

Campus events spark interfaith discussions

By Adam Barry The Interfaith Days, a series of campus events that ran from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, spurred earnest discussion about religion and spirituality among University of Maryland students. The events were designed to bring together students from different faiths to discuss spiritual identities and diversity. A partnership between the ...

TED founder speaks to students

By Brittany Britto To himself, Richard Wurman is just a man whose pursuits are fueled by ignorance and the constant teetering between confidence and terror. To his fans, Wurman is an architect and author and the trailblazing founder of TED. Students and faculty filled Stamp Student Union’s Grand Ballroom on Oct. 21 to hear about ...

Cultural group Mishelanu explores what it means to be Israeli-American

By Charlie Wright Last year, a new program for Israeli-American students came to campus. Mishelanu, which means ”from ourselves” in Hebrew, is a program that focuses on creating a community for Israeli-American students on American college campuses. A year later, the program has grown more established according to Hillel Israel fellow Nurit ...