SHABBAM unites students around friends, creative themes
By Clara Longo de Freitas
Students all over this university hosted Shabbat dinners, reaching over 1,000 students in more than 100 locations across campus on Friday, September 19, said Maryland Hillel. The meals had a wide variety of themes, including Hippie Shabbat, an “Area 51 raid” dinner, an IHOP dinner and ...
Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner
By Lilly Sibel
Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming.
The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...
Hillel hosts eleventh annual SHABAM in homes across campus
By Kate Casey
Over 1,000 students gathered around dinner tables across this university’s campus in celebration of SHABAM Friday night.
SHABAM, which stands for “Shabbat Across Maryland” is sponsored by the Gorlin Family Foundation, which helped over 100 students host their peers for a Shabbat dinner across ...
Chabad kicks off semester with Chinese Shabbat dinner
By Angela Roberts
On Friday night, Rabbi Eli Backman and his family opened their home for Jewish students to enjoy a free Shabbat dinner. Although the Backman family hosts Shabbat dinners weekly, their house was particularly crowded this past week.
Chinese cuisine may not be considered exactly typical fare for a ...
Shabbat has different meaning for all Jews
By Alex Pacinda
For the Mitzpeh
For students all over campus, Shabbat is a special time – it means spending time with friends and family. For some, it is their closest connection to Judaism.
“My dad was adopted and doesn’t know his birth family, so Judaism is the only connection I have that unites my birth grandparents ...
Shabbat dinner brings together old, new friends during NHBT
By Rebecca Cohen
For the Mitzpeh
The National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted its eighth annual Shabbat dinner Friday.
Over 700 Jewish students from around the country joined together in Ritchie Coliseum after sundown for a Shabbat dinner and service led by Maryland Hillel members and the NHBT planning team.
Seniors hope to host monthly themed Shabbat dinners
By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir
Earlier this semester, seniors Max Cohen and Nathan Wasserman organized a Hunger Games-themed Shabbat meal. They hoped to begin a trend of seniors hosting monthly dinners to enhance the Hillel Shabbat experience.
“We wanted to spice up the classic Hillel dinners,” said Cohen, a computer ...