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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. ...

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 ...