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Hillel hosts November Shabbat-a-thon

By Ryan Connors   Maryland Hillel hosted a “Shabbat-a-thon” every Friday night through Thanksgiving weekend this November. Each Shabbat dinner had a different event or theme, and according to Hillel, these meals attracted more people ...

Meyerhoff: 40 years and the future

By Brittany Britto   Members of the Jewish community from across the country gathered in Tawes Hall last month for a daylong conference celebrating 40 years of Jewish studies at this university. “Jewish Studies in America: Past, ...

Hillel holds genetic disease awareness week

By Jamie Weissman   Shira Neuman said she learned about the importance of genetic screening when she was in high school. The Maryland Hillel JLIC Orthodox educator used the practice to confirm if she and her future husband were carriers ...

UMD’s J Street U hosts peace panel

By Adam Barry As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains in the news, J Street U, one of several Israel advocacy groups on campus, hosted an event yesterday featuring perspectives from both sides. The “Peace Partners” event at Hillel ...

Israel’s new conversion statute strikes controversy

By Maya Pottiger   Israel passed a law Nov. 2 that makes it easier for non-Jewish Israeli citizens to convert to Judaism. The original statute only recognized conversions made by the Chief Rabbinate. This slowed the conversion process, ...

Hillel’s Rabbi Lott leaves Maryland

By Jason Dobkin Rabbi Jessica Lott, Maryland Hillel’s associate director for Jewish life and learning, left this university for a position at Hillel International. “I didn’t start the year [at Maryland] intending to leave partway ...

SermonSlam comes to Maryland

By Jason Dobkin Jewish students displayed their take on the theme “Chosen?” through visual artwork and spoken word poetry at the second biannual SermonSlam on Nov. 23 in Stamp Student Union. SermonSlam is a nationwide movement where ...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer to speak at UMD tonight

By Jacqueline Hyman Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer will speak at the Seventh Annual Dubin Lecture at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Dubin Lecture, which has been an annual event ...

Seven Jewish a cappella choirs to perform at annual showcase

By Jamie Weissman The University of Maryland’s Hillel is hosting its annual a cappella showcase concert Nov. 8 as part of Hillel’s family weekend. University groups Mezumenet, Rak Shalom and Kol Sasson will take the stage at the ...

Hillel students donate money to D.C. organizations via Slingshot

By Mojan Najmabadi Students from this university played philanthropist last month and selected their top picks for innovative Jewish organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. About a dozen students came together at Hillel on Oct. ...