KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty
By Ileana Lozano
At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.
A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...
Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations
By Char Freedberg
With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer services be handled this year?
The High Holidays are rapidly approaching, so this question seems ...
From Jew-ish to Jew: How Jewish students connect to faith at UMD
By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye
There is a big difference between being born Jewish and choosing to be Jewish. Although born into Jewish families, some students were largely uninvolved with their religious identities until they found the Jewish community on this campus.
One of them is sophomore computer science and finance ...
Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture
By Haleigh Whisted
To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening.
“We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...
Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration
By Brogan Gerhart
Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night.
Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative Judaism at this university whose mission is to provide interested Jewish students with meaningful ...
Conservative Jewish group Ometz provides services, schmoozing, community
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
With over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, according to the Maryland Hillel website, there is a plethora of ways to get involved within the Jewish community. Among these groups is Ometz, the Egalitarian community based in Conservative Judaism that provides students with opportunities to ...
Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover
By Asia Hester
For the Mitzpeh
The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as Passover begins on the evening of April 10.
The idea for the Maryland haggadah originated from ...
Masorti Shabbaton connects Jewish campus leaders
By Sharadha Kalyanam, for the Mitzpeh, @sharadhak
The Second Annual Masorti On Campus Shabbaton was a chance for traditional-egalitarian Jewish students to get together, exchange ideas and find solutions to problems faced by Jewish students in universities across the country.
The conference, held between Feb. 20-22 at Maryland Hillel, ...