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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 ...

Syrian Unrest Hits Close to Home

By Jamie Weissman At times, it can seem impossible to listen to the news and not hear about death and destruction throughout the world, as exemplified by recent controversy about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his ...

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 ...

Justice For Juniors Holds Justice Forum at Maryland

By Amanda Eisenberg Justice for Juniors is an interfaith organization that connects students from George Washington University and the University of Maryland to tutor and mentor juveniles in the system. The organization sends 20-plus students into ...

Connecting Jewish Students in Greek Life

By Catherine Sheffo  For Jewish students involved in Greek life, the one-mile gap between Hillel and fraternity row may seem a little smaller starting this semester. The Jews in Greek Life Fellowship (JGLF), which will help connect students ...

Hillel Seeks Students for 2014 Alternative Breaks

By Zachary Mellen Hillel is currently recruiting students for its Alternative Break program, which sends Jewish students on service trips over the winter and spring breaks. The program, now in its sixth year, aims to assist students in ...

Celebrate or Go to Class? How Maryland Students Will Observe Rosh Hashanah During the First Week of Class

By Jamie Weissman Students at the University of Maryland will celebrate Rosh Hashanah a little differently this year as they trade apples and honey for the first days of class. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and considered one of the ...

Ovo Shakes Up the CP Dining Scene

By Sam Schmieder Ovo Simply Veggie offers a unique menu filled with vegetarian and vegan options for anyone interested in straying away from the normal meat-fueled restaurants in College Park. The owner of the restaurant, Derrick Chang, opened ...

Sadat Forum Sheds Light on Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Ben Strack Students, faculty and guests gathered at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on April 9 for the release of a book that discusses keeping peace in the Middle East. “The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli ...

Summertime in CP

By Kate McNee As the majority of students leave the campus for the summer, various Jewish groups and organizations remain active, providing services and recreational activities for students staying in the area. Jewish students can look out for ...