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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 ...

Jewish Students Demand More Study Abroad Options

By Alicia McElhaney For senior government and politics major Jordan Heiliczer, studying abroad in Tel Aviv was like coming home. “Being in Israel and Jewish, and having everyone around you who is in the same cultural mindset is great. You ...

Jewish Feminist Student Group Surges in Popularity

By Alicia McElhaney When senior Reby Silverman and recent graduate Rebecca Krevat first created JFEM, this university’s only Jewish feminist organization, they set out to fill a void felt by students in the Jewish community. “We felt there ...

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 ...