Jew You Should Know: Jesse Krantz
By Jamie Weissman
Navigating through a big university can be challenging. But between becoming Vice President of his fraternity, joining the Investment Banking club and being inducted into Order of Omega, sophomore finance and biochemistry major ...
New eligibility rule for Taglit-Birthright sparks excitement
By Elana Dure
Katie Hamelburg, a freshman Jewish studies major, traveled to Israel at age 17 with her high school class. At the time, Hamelburg knew studying at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel would jeopardize her chance of going on a ...
Ari Shavit comes to campus
By Amanda Eisenberg
The Middle East is engulfed in a continuous cycle “where we expect peace,” said Ari Shavit Feb. 5 to a full room at the Stamp Student Union.
The program, “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” was ...
National Hillel Basketball Tournament to Take Place at UMD
By Eli Davis
In 2011, some University of Maryland students decided to organize a basketball tournament that would bring together Jewish college students from around the country for a weekend of competition and a celebration of Judaism.
Kosher Restaurants in the DC/Metro Area
By Hyunjae Ham
“This is my second home,” says Miriam Zuares, a 74-year-old Israeli immigrant with a thick accent. Miriam, a retired caterer, has been a Nut House Pizza regular for fifteen years. Located in Wheaton, Nut House Pizza does not use ...
UMD Alumni Train for the Olympics
By Jamie Weissman
When Bradley Chalupski graduated from this university in 2006, he had a plan. He wanted to go to the Olympics and decided on his ticket there: skeleton.
Skeleton is an Olympic sport in which the athlete slides head-first on ...
Soda Stream Commercial Causes Controversey
By Carlos Rodriguez
Controversy followed after actress and spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson appeared in a commercial with Israeli company SodaStream, known for having a factory in the disputed West Bank area, according to a post on The New York ...
First Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference Takes Place at UMD
By Alessia Grunberger
More than 120 women attended the first Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference, an event focused on building professional and peer networks, cultivating women’s leadership and strengthening a strong sense of Jewish identi...