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’ ...
Interfaith panel uses food to discuss relationships between Passover, Easter
By Ambriah Underwood
The cultural intersection between Passover and Easter came to a head at an interfaith panel Wednesday, when the topic of food was on everyone’s mind.
Three faith-based leaders—Rabbi Aderet Drucker, Lisa Lytwyn and Jessica Senasack—were panelists who spoke at the Multicultural and Interfaith ...
Students receive treats and gear through Maryland Hillel nosh box program
By Daniel Oyefusi
Just weeks before Passover, Veronica Leifer made her way to the Queen Anne’s Hall front desk to receive a package. She was met with a box of items and treats, including matzah, chocolate, and other kosher items for the Passover holiday.
“I was super excited to receive my nosh box and I’m ...
Culinary, historical expert explains black-Jewish identity through food
UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted April 5 at 11:21 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article.
By David Jahng
Michael Twitty, a food blogger, teacher of Judaism, and writer on Jewish cultural issues, visited this university to discuss how kosher and soul food ...
Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD
By Athiyah Azeem
Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food.
The truck sells items ranging from ...
Make your own hamantaschen!
By Jacqueline Hyman
You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about folding the edges and pinching the corners yourself. So in case you want to, here’s a video explaining ...