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 ...
JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest
By Jamie Kerner
The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday.
The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...
Students love Shabbat meals hosted by OU-JLIC families
By Nicole Wohlberg
Anyone who walks into the Hillel at this university is usually approached by four friendly faces. They belong to the OU-JLIC couples, the Schwartzes and the Hirschhorns, who routinely host meals for students on Shabbat.
This university is the only campus in America to have two OU-JLIC couples ...
Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians
By Tori Bergel
Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018.
The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...
Hillel kicks off Israel Week, reminding students that ‘hummus’ where the heart is
By Brogan Gerhart
Maryland Hillel celebrated Israel’s 70th year of independence by making hummus and showing “Hummus! The Movie” at the Cambridge Community Center Sunday night.
Hummus is eaten all over the Middle East and originated there because of the abundance of chickpeas in the region. Due to hummus’ ...