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JSU does Jewish Geography: Food Edition

Rachel DeSantis For one night only, Maryland Terps didn’t need a passport to travel around the world. The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition, held on March 12, took students’ taste buds on a trip as it celebrated ...

UMD Hillel to Participate in Good Deeds Day

By Jaclyn Turner Seven years ago, Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison thought of a day about giving back to the community and working to do good.  Arison, with the help of NGO Ruach Tova, created Good Deeds Day, based on the ...

Spring break in the Mississippi Delta

By Eli Davis University of Maryland students participated in a Hillel-sponsored alternative spring break trip to the Mississippi Delta that focused on how agriculture, poverty, education and food insecurity affects the area. Dena Lehmann, a ...

D.C. Jewish Community Center Has Much to Offer

By Karina Shedrofsky Located only 25 minutes away, but almost unheard of to the Jewish students of the University of Maryland, is the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, a real hub for Jewish cultural, educational, and community service ...

Israeli law strikes controversy between the secular and religious community

By Elana Dure Although some students disagree as to whether ultra-Orthodox Jews should fight in the Israeli army or not, they agree that the recent law forcing the Haredi community into the draft will only cause more backlash in Israeli society...

UMD student creates local girls empowerment group

By Alessia Grunberger After spending time with a girls empowerment group in Ecuador and learning about the country’s educational opportunities, Reby Silverman knew she wanted to start her own student group when she returned to Maryland. ...

UMD wins fourth annual national Hillel Basketball tournament

By Eli Davis Jewish college students from around the country gathered in College Park, Md., for the fourth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament. More than 300 athletes and 41 teams represented 30 different colleges and universities ...

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. F...