Almost a year after opening, Holy Chow! is alive and well
By Jenna Pierson
Holy Chow!, the kosher Chinese restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that opened last March, has had an incredibly successful first year of business, according to its owners.
“My joke for when people ask me about how business is, is that we are still happily married,” said Ami ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Maya Greenbaum and Ezra Trost
By Yakira Cohen
Freshman engineering major Ezra Trost sat in the back of Rudy’s Cafe Monday evening with a blindfold on his face, at first for a minute—and then four more. When he finally heard someone say “hi” and removed the mask, Trost found himself face-to-face with his Mitzpeh Matchmaker ...
Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash
Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat.
Shabbat lunch on Saturday used to be free for all Jewish students. At least, that was the prevailing thought for ...
Food generates thought, thriving community at Hillel
By Yakira Cohen
Maryland Hillel, in partnership with Kedma, kicked off a new learning initiative Monday with speaker Rabbi Daniel Reifman. Food for Thought, which provides learning participants with Hillel-sponsored kosher dinner, was created in order to bring “non-freshmen” who don't have full ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Veronica Leifer and Ethan Jach
By Yakira Cohen
I scream, you scream, we all scream for...blind dates! Sophomore psychology and biology major Veronica Leifer and freshman engineering major Ethan Jach met up at the Dairy for their Mitzpeh Matchmaker date on Nov. 19. They were told to locate each other by displaying a sign containing their ...
Terps for Israel speaks on humanitarian aid efforts at McKeldin tabling event
By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye
Terps for Israel, the leading pro-Israel organization at this university, gathered to bring awareness to Israeli humanitarian aid efforts and diplomatic relations with countries around the globe outside McKeldin Library last Thursday.
Terps for Israel is a bipartisan group at this ...
SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner
By Kira Cohen
The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus.
SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...
Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles
By Hallie Kay
After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most Shabbat morning services, and serve mainly to bring the community of Jewish people together. Usually, ...
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 ...
“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD
By Samantha Hawkins
Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays.
Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...