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New Residence Hall Attracts Jewish Students due to Proximity to Hillel

By Mike Siegel  More than 400 students will be the first ever to call Prince Frederick Hall their home next year. After almost two years of construction, Prince Frederick Hall on South Campus will open in the fall 2014 semester, according to ...

SHABAM! marks its seventh year

By Jeremy Snow On Nov. 22, University of Maryland’s Hillel will be continuing a seven-year tradition of bringing Jews together for one night to share a fun Shabbat dinner with their friends and students. The event, called Shabam, finds ...

Hillel Initiative Facilitates Healthy Living for Jewish Students

By Mike Siegel A college class that teaches students how to cook, exercise and stay healthy and only meets three times a semester seems too good to be true. However, starting this October, Maryland’s Hillel is sponsoring a three-part course ...

Students not taking advantage of health center as flu season approaches

By Allie Fick The University Health Center is now offering flu vaccines for $20, but even with the convenient location and price, not all students are taking advantage of the opportunity. "I'm not getting it because I have never gotten it in ...

Ethiopian Israeli Idol winner Hagit Yaso comes to Maryland

By Clarice Silber Hagit Yaso, the 24 year-old Ethiopian Israeli Kochav Nolad winner, came to perform at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center on Monday. The event, which was co-sponsored by Maryland Hillel, the Jewish National Fund, TerpPAC, and ...

A Cappella Family Weekend

By Zachary Mellen Hillel’s annual A Cappella Family Weekend saw a larger turnout this year than last year, drawing more than 70 families over the weekend of Nov. 1-3, according to Jewish Student Life Coordinator Seth Finkelstein. Finkelstein ...

Jewish Students Demand More Study Abroad Options

By Alicia McElhaney For senior government and politics major Jordan Heiliczer, studying abroad in Tel Aviv was like coming home. “Being in Israel and Jewish, and having everyone around you who is in the same cultural mindset is great. You ...

Jewish Feminist Student Group Surges in Popularity

By Alicia McElhaney When senior Reby Silverman and recent graduate Rebecca Krevat first created JFEM, this university’s only Jewish feminist organization, they set out to fill a void felt by students in the Jewish community. “We felt there ...

Maryland Hillel Wins Prestigious Award

By Amanda Eisenberg The University of Maryland Hillel is one of five Hillels across the country to receive an award for its leadership model and commitment to enriching Jewish life on college campuses. “Maryland Hillel won [the Joseph ...

Putting a Religious Spin on Family Weekend

By Gabriel Weintraub The University of Maryland Hillel is already one of the most thriving Hillels in the country, home to over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, including an average of 500 celebrating Shabbat each week.  When you add in parents ...