Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row
By Ben Cooper
Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot.
This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...
The big send-off: seniors celebrate with drinks, food at Hillel’s beer garden
By Ambriah Underwood
The impending graduation of students at this university was a bittersweet topic for seniors participating in Thursday’s beer garden event held at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center.
As the second part of three gatherings slated to kickstart Maryland Hillel’s annual senior sendoff, the Senior Beer ...
Sermon Slam 2018 explores freedom in Judaism through slam poetry, art
By Sarah Sopher
Students gathered Thursday night at the Stamp Student Union grand ballroom to discuss freedom and Judaism through the art of slam poetry.
In the third consecutive year of the event, Sermon Slam 2018 was all about freedom, said Aryeh Roberts, a freshman philosophy major and co-chair of the event. He ...
NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks
By Daniel Oyefusi
The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...
Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers
By David Jahng
Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day.
Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony to honor Israeli soldiers who have fallen as well as victims of terrorist attacks.
“I remember ...
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’ ...
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 ...
Mishelanu, Maryland Hillel conclude Pesach with UMD’s first Mimouna festival
By Samantha Caruso
Maryland Hillel and Israeli American Council Mishelanu hosted this university’s first Mimouna, a traditional Moroccan Jewish festival celebrating the end of Passover, at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center Sunday night.
Mishelanu is a pro-Israel organization with active chapters on 96 college campuses ...
Hillel makes pizza on Passover a reality with “Lotsa Matzah Pizza” event
By Jazmin Conner
Maryland Hillel invited students to come and make their own matzah pizzas at La Plata Hall Wednesday night at its event, “Lotsa Matzah Pizza.”
“Having this event kind of just gives you another outlet to feel like you can still celebrate the holiday even if you’re not at home,” said Nicole ...
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 ...