Jewish students go global during winter break
By Nicole Wohlberg
As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation.
Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for Jewish students. These trips are geared for students who observe Sabbath and keep kosher.
Over the ...
Food insecurity gets real at Oxfam UMD Hunger Banquet
By Colleen Crowley
For many students at this university, Thanksgiving involved abundant feasts and showing thanks for their good fortune this year.
Just days after the holiday, Oxfam America at the University of Maryland showed their fellow students just how fortunate they truly are.
Hillel hosts barre class to promote physical, spiritual health for Jewish women
By Brogan Gerhart
To celebrate the message behind Rosh Chodesh, female students at Hillel participated in a barre class and discussion Monday evening to celebrate the feminine body and spirit.
Annie Weishaar, an instructor from OpenBarre Studios in College Park, led 21 women in a warm-up and ...
What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?
By Lexi Sugar
Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t.
The event was promoted as a meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan and UMD President Wallace Loh to “mark the formal commencement of the ...
“Monday Mindfulness” brings spirituality to Jewish community
By Jazmin Conner
Monday Mindfulness, an event held Mondays before afternoon prayer services at Hillel, provides a 20-minute relaxation session for Jewish students to become more aware of themselves and their surroundings.
Aryeh Roberts, a sophomore philosophy major, decided to start the event ...
Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase
By Haleigh Whisted
Students and their relatives attended an exhibition of music, dance and vocals—preceded by homemade food—at the Maryland Hillel Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg (z’l) Arts Showcase Saturday night.
Inside this university's Memorial Chapel, during Hillel family weekend, parents and ...
Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families
By Haleigh Whisted
The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night.
Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...
Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict
By Thomas Hindle
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...
Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April
By Spencer Dobkin
Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019.
Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...