Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash
Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat.
Shabbat lunch on Saturday used to be free for all Jewish students. At least, that was the prevailing thought for ...
Food generates thought, thriving community at Hillel
By Yakira Cohen
Maryland Hillel, in partnership with Kedma, kicked off a new learning initiative Monday with speaker Rabbi Daniel Reifman. Food for Thought, which provides learning participants with Hillel-sponsored kosher dinner, was created in order to bring “non-freshmen” who don't have full ...
Bonding warms Kedma community at TerpZone
By Yakira Cohen
Members of Kedma, the Orthodox community at this university, trekked through the cold to kick off the semester at TerpZone Thursday night. Over 100 participants showed up to TerpZone Takeover, which proved to be more than just a catchy name on the Kedma Facebook group.
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 ...