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’ ...
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 ...