Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon
By Angel Gingras
You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering around the College Park community, and when she’s not working, she’s spending time with her ...
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 ...
Jew You Should Know: Avital Hirschhorn
By Tori Bergel
The low hum of conversation fills this university's Hillel. A group of girls sits off to the side, hunched over a round table, speaking animatedly to one another. Sometimes they laugh, sometimes they’re serious, but always the discussion centers on the words of the woman with honey-colored hair.
Jew You Should Know: Emma Weisbaum
By Lauren Hamilton
Although Emma Weisbaum originally thought pursuing art in college would be a waste of time, she is now one of less than 20 seniors hand-picked for this university’s honors studio art program.
“Why wouldn’t I take advantage of the fact that I could actually study art if I wanted to?” ...
Jews You Should Know: Alan Soclof and Daniel Schopf
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
There are two Jewish students on this campus who may seem like humble sports fanatics on the surface, but few know that they come together once a week to produce a sports podcast featuring big-name interviews.
“Jew You Should Know” usually profiles one interesting ...
Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
“The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman.
The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, Biking, and Judaism” according to Amir Wertheimer, a junior architecture major. Others know him as a ...
Jew You Should Know: Jonathan Allen
By Daniel Oyefusi
As a child, Jonathan Allen grew up in Aventura—a suburb roughly 18 miles north of Miami—as the son of a single mother who worked long shifts an hour away from their home.
Because of his mother’s work obligations, neighbors and members of his community frequently chipped in to help out, ...
Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler
By Lily Rozenstauch
“Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma.
Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...
Jew You Should Know: Moshe Klein
By Kira Cohen
“Maximum invitation, no pressure.”
That’s how Moshe Klein said his friends describe him. After moving 11 times as a child, Klein understands the importance of welcoming everyone regardless of background, whether it be through his official involvement on campus or general kindness in his life. ...
Jew You Should Know: David Rosenstein
By Lily Rozenstrauch
David Rosenstein, a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in marketing and management, lit up when talking about this university’s positive qualities.
In addition to the school’s academics, he said the great amount of student pride drew him in. When he visited the campus for the first ...