Jew You Should Know: Meira Goldfischer
By Lisa Woolfson
Sophomore Meira Goldfischer says that school has always been her first priority. But as president of Hamsa UMD and a cabinet member of Terps for Israel, no one can accuse her of not being involved in extracurriculars. Hamsa is the only Jewish LGBTQ+ group on campus and anyone who is part of that ...
Purim celebrations undimmed despite growing COVID-19 concerns
By Laina S. Miller
Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening and Tuesday, arrived in the midst of the growing international COVID-19 outbreak. Traditional celebrations, including parties, gatherings for the reading of the Book of Esther and sharing of gifts, triggered confusion and fear in the face of ...
Food insecure Jewish students lack affordable, kosher dining options
By Lisa Woolfson
Around one in every five students at this university is food insecure, according to a Counseling Center study reported in the Diamondback last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being food insecure means not having enough regular access to food for a healthy, active life.
18% of ...
Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”
By Laina Sara Miller
A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.”
Camp Ramah searches Hillel for new hires
By Tori Bergel
Camp Ramah in New England and their D.C. Day Camp conglomerate kicked off hiring season on Thursday, Nov. 14 with a stop at this university’s Hillel center to recruit new staff members for the 2020 season.
Rabbi Jill Levy, director of the D.C. day camp, Assistant Director Sharon Rosenberg Safra ...
It’s that time of year again…. Friendsgiving season
By Hannah Davidson
At Maryland Hillel’s second annual Friendsgiving Holiday Fundraiser, there were three large trays of pasta, a panini-making station and salads of every kind along one wall. Along the opposite side was a table covered with every sweet imaginable—pies, cookies, candy, whipped cream and hot chocolate...
Kedma’s ‘TerpZone Takeover’ brings Orthodox Jewish community together
By Krissy Harris
The weekend’s chilly temperatures didn’t stop Kedma students from coming out for the TerpZone Takeover on Saturday night.
Over 100 students showed up for the event to enjoy social time with their Jewish community through bowling, pool, air hockey and ice cream.
Kedma is the Orthodox ...
Rabbi Bashevkin talks about sin at Hillel’s parent weekend
By Mohan Xu
Maryland Hillel held “Shabbat with Rabbi Bashevkin” during parents' weekend in Hillel's multi-purpose room Saturday afternoon.
Bashevkin is a scholar in residence at this university.
Before Bashevkin started to teach a class through his published book, “Sin•a•gogue: Sin and Failure in ...
Students sing their favorite tunes at first KOR-aoke event
By Mohan Xu
KOR, the joint-student group between the Kedma, Ometz and Ruach communities, held the KOR-aoke event for the first time in the Maryland Hillel Multi-Purpose Room Thursday night.
“The goal of KOR-aoke is for students within Hillel to have a fun space to meet each other,” said Maya Greenbaum, a ...