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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 ...

Students respond to recent Pew Research Survey on American Jews

By Marissa Laliberte Intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has risen over the past several decades, and parents in such intermarriages are less likely to raise their children Jewish, according to an Oct. 1 Pew Research Center study. The ...

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 ...

Furloughed students react to effects of government shutdown

By Zachary Mellen For Kim Hess, being furloughed during the recent government shutdown meant more time for schoolwork and a “normal amount” of sleep at night. “I was actually relieved to have some free time,” the senior history major ...

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 ...

Historic D.C. synagogue offers entertainment and services

By Jeremy Snow When visiting the 6th & I Historic Synagogue, named for its address in downtown Washington, D.C., one may first notice the enormous sanctuary where some pray or have a quick discussion with the rabbi. However, stay longer and ...

Creating an All-Greek Birthright Trip

By Alex Stoller Young Judaea, a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip organization, is taking action to the idea of an All Greek-Life birthright trip for those who are eligible. One is eligible for a classic Birthright trip to Israel if he or she is ...