A socially-distanced SHABBAM brings Jewish students together
By Nira Dayanim
On Friday night, almost 800 students got together at over 80 different Shabbat dinners across campus. Also known as "SHABBAM" or "Shabbat Across Maryland," this Hillel-hosted event has brought students from different backgrounds together for a Shabbat meal each fall for the past ten years.
Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes
By: Paige Maizes
This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking sessions. During the event, titled "UshpiZoom," she taught participants how to make shakshuka and ...
Challah for Hunger and Food Recovery Network teach about food insecurity
By Laina S. Miller
Over 100 people gathered on Zoom on Sep. 24 to attend “The Food Talk: A Conversation About Food Insecurity and Food Waste.” Held by the Challah for Hunger UMD chapter and the Food Recovery Network, “The Food Talk” focused on food insecurity, particularly in college student populatio...
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 ...
Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options
By Laina Sara Miller
Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus.
Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds.
This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...
Despite the cold, JFarm blooms into winter
By Ben Curtis
Although winter is approaching, a JFarm garden outside of the Maryland Hillel building is still blooming in more ways than one.
The JFarm garden, supported by the Hillel club since 2009, is part of a mission to strengthen the Jewish community on campus by planting crops and hosting events and ...
HRCT party brings Jewish students together around food, friends
By Mohan Xu
Hillel’s Reshaping Community Togetherness initiative (HRCT), a Jewish organization founded last semester by students Talya Gordon and Jesse Vaknin, held its debut party of the semester last Saturday night in Terrapin Row.
HRCT, which is under the umbrella of Maryland Hillel but also operates indepen...
Ometz hosts another successful “extravaganza” event
By Dylan Spilko
Ometz, this university’s conservative, traditional egalitarian Jewish group, hosted another successful “Ometz Extravaganza,” which consisted of many members from the Jewish community coming together for a special night on October 26.
For the Friday night event, several members of the ...