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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
UMD “MEOR” Wins Big
By Matthew Beinart
The University of Maryland chapter of MEOR, a non-profit Jewish educational organization, received the “Educators of the Year” honor at the foundation’s annual awards ceremony April 6 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherfo...
Jewish Greeks take over Ritchie for Passover Seder
By Jacob Schaperow
Ask Jewish students what Passover on campus means to them, and they will tell you about the stress that comes with having to get homework done, prepare for exams, and catch up on studying with up to four days out of their ...