November 2014 14 results

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Zev Klein and Naomi Lieberman

Describe how you were feeling before the date. Z: I was super excited and a little nervous. Originally, we were going to meet for a tango lesson, which made me pretty panicky. I practiced dancing in my room with the help of YouTube and a broom. ...

Player Profile: Jacob Susskind

By Senaya Savir Anticipation and excitement. These are two accurate descriptions to illustrate the feelings among the University of Maryland community and the men’s basketball team. Jacob Susskind from West Orange, New Jersey, is ...

Wrecking Ballz take it all at Kedma tourney

  By Daniel Chavkin and Adam Barry Kedma, the university’s Orthodox student group held its fourth annual dodgeball tournament at the Armory on Nov. 1. Anyone was eligible to play in the tournament, though most players were Kedma ...

Hillel dining not environmentally friendly like other campus diners

By Jacob Schaperow   Three hundred and seventy cubic feet. That’s about how much polystyrenewaste is generated by students on the Hillel dining plan each week. Polystyrene is the plastic foam used to make the plates and cups ...

Tragic death of student shakes UMD community

It has been just over two weeks since an integral member of our community passed away. Cornell University senior Ilan Rasooly was visiting the University of Maryland for the Jewish holidays when he fell and sustained mortal head injuries. The ...

Keeping Shabbat not chore, app unnecessary

            By Jake Baum In the modern age of technology, the modern Orthodox world has fallen victim to one of the worst plagues of the 21st century – obsession with cell phones. It is ...

Staff editorial: Kosher food needed on North Campus

Imagine having to trek a mile in 40-degree weather just to grab a bite to eat in the morning. This is a situation with which any student on the full kosher meal plan with 8 a.m. classes is familiar. The limited breakfast hour from 8:30-9:30 a.m. ...

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. ...