College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center
By Elie Kern
In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu.
Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...
Hundreds dance and sing throughout campus for Simchat Torah
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Over a hundred students danced for almost five hours Monday night for Simchat Torah. Many do not even attend this university.
Students danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at gatherings from Hillel to Chabad to celebrate the completion of another year of reading the Torah. Per ...
Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year.
While many students plan to go home for the holiday, Hillel expects hundreds to attend services and meals going on around ...
What do people do for Lag B’Omer? Roast marshmallows, of course!
By Daniel Ofman
UMD Chabad held a celebration, organized by Rabbi Eli Backman, for Lag B'Omer Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the event, and everyone was socializing while making the s'mores. At this relaxing evening at the end of the school year, people could take a break from studying and forget about ...
Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD
By Athiyah Azeem
Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food.
The truck sells items ranging from ...
After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location
By Eugene Nash
Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night.
The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously held at Hornbake Mall. The event was hosted by Rabbi Eli Backman, university President Wallace Loh and ...
23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement
By Jackie Budko
Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad.
According to the Chabad website, the movement has thousands of followers and is the largest Hasidic movement of the Orthodox Jewish religion.
Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign
By Mollie Higgins
Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070.
Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...