October 2014 17 results

Keeping it Kosher and Connected

  By Brittany Britto If you’re searching for your soulmate or a way to keep up with prayer, there’s an app for that, and students are using them. The ever-growing technology in mobile devices (how ‘bout that iPhone 6?) has ...

University policies not strong enough to accommodate religious students

By Jacob Schaperow I think I’m a pretty good student. I pay attention in class, I do the readings and homework, I go to office hours, and I never cut class. But I skipped nine classes last semester. And, thanks to the way my Thursday/Friday ...

Hillel welcomes 4 new staff members

By Senaya Savir Hillel at the University of Maryland serves one of the largest and most diverse Jewish student populations in the country. It hosts over 400 students each Friday night and accommodates over 1,000 students for the High Holiday ...

Music VS starts chapter at UMD

By Naomi Ehrenkranz The Music Undergraduate Support Initiative for Children, Veterans and Seniors (Music VS) is a new community service group on campus, recently started by sophomores Justin Kelman and Gedaliah Knizhnik. Kelman and ...

Meyerhoff: Beyond Jewish 101

By Brittany Britto University of Maryland’s Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies intends to go above and beyond the traditional Jewish 101, incorporating new interdisciplinary classes and revamped material this fall and for semesters to ...

University offers money for Israel study abroad

By Jacob Schaperow and Leo Traub Know a student interested in studying abroad in Israel? This year their chance of being awarded scholarship money through the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies’ may be higher than in the past. The Meyerhoff ...

Maryland Hillel experiments with early Shabbat dinner

By Jamie Weissman The University of Maryland’s Hillel will cater to more students this semester with a new Shabbat dinner option. In addition to the usual 8 p.m. Shabbat meal, Hillel staff will offer an earlier alternative for attendees ...