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 ...
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 ...
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 ...