October 2013 14 results

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 ...

Jew You Should Know: Danielle Leopold

By Zachary Mellen She had mono her freshman year, but that didn’t stop sophomore Dani Leopold from getting heavily involved in the Jewish community on campus. Leopold is an active member of Koach, the Conservative Judaism organization on ...

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 ...

From the Ambulance to the Army: Gap Years in Israel Teach Important Lessons to Students

By Talia Richman Alexandra Lewyn rushed through the cloud of smoke coming from an overturned bus and ran towards the dozens of screaming people who lay injured in the wreckage. Once she moved the victims into the ambulance, she took a moment ...

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 ...