From tzitzis to swag: The convergence of Jewish Orthodoxy and Greek life
By Yakira Cohen
When Andrew Schwartz opens his drawers each morning, stacks of Alpha Epsilon Pi sweatshirts and rows of kippas make him hesitate. The sophomore management major has a choice: to broadcast his fraternity, to label himself a religious Jew or to try to straddle both.
Of the roughly 30,000 undergr...
Hillel hosts Greek life “Bar Night” for evening of social, community fun
By David Jahng
The chill and relaxed atmosphere of Milkboy Arthouse did not stay quiet long, as prospective and current members of Jewish fraternities and sororities flooded the room for Hillel Greek Life’s first annual “Bar Night” Tuesday.
By 10 p.m., over 70 people were drinking, dancing and chatting ...
Greek restaurant opens in College Park, can offer kosher-style options
By Jacqueline Hyman
Kapnos Taverna, a Greek restaurant created and owned by Mike Isabella, opened its College Park location Monday underneath The Hotel at the University of Maryland.
Executive chef and partner George Pagonis finds inspiration for the season menu from his yearly visits to family in Greece.
Hillel’s fellowship encourages Greek involvement
By Jessica Fischberg, for the Mitzpeh, @jfischberg
This year, Talia Orencel, the new director of engagement and social justices at Maryland Hillel, will run the Jews in Greek Life fellowship created three years ago to continue the strong relationship between Hillel and Greek life on campus, according to Maiya Chard-Yaron, the assistant ...