Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options
By Laina Sara Miller
Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus.
Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds.
This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...
For these Jewish students, studying abroad offers chance to connect with their faith
By Alexandra Macia
Many students at this university look forward to going abroad for at least one semester during their undergraduate experience, but for many Jewish students, going abroad can look a little different.
Carlie Deren, a senior marketing and supply chain major, studied abroad in Rome during the ...
The Kurds: A Jewish Story
By Logan Heller
Allow me to paint a picture of an ethnic group from the near east. Its entire history is one of systematic persecution. Its ideas of equality are deemed unacceptable by its traditional Arab neighbors. They have been leaders in the fight against terror and they protect American interests. Most ...
HRCT party brings Jewish students together around food, friends
By Mohan Xu
Hillel’s Reshaping Community Togetherness initiative (HRCT), a Jewish organization founded last semester by students Talya Gordon and Jesse Vaknin, held its debut party of the semester last Saturday night in Terrapin Row.
HRCT, which is under the umbrella of Maryland Hillel but also operates indepen...
Hillel cookbook to provide a new kind of college survival guide
By Hannah Davidson
By the end of the school year, Jewish students at this university will have a new way to connect to one another: a cookbook.
Compiled by students Dena Gershkovich and Arianna Kigner Prince, the cookbook will feature holiday, dessert, Friday night dinner and lunch recipes from a wide ...
From tzitzis to swag: The convergence of Jewish Orthodoxy and Greek life
By Yakira Cohen
When Andrew Schwartz opens his drawers each morning, stacks of Alpha Epsilon Pi sweatshirts and rows of kippas make him hesitate. The sophomore management major has a choice: to broadcast his fraternity, to label himself a religious Jew or to try to straddle both.
Of the roughly 30,000 undergr...
From Jew-ish to Jew: How Jewish students connect to faith at UMD
By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye
There is a big difference between being born Jewish and choosing to be Jewish. Although born into Jewish families, some students were largely uninvolved with their religious identities until they found the Jewish community on this campus.
One of them is sophomore computer science and finance ...
Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences
By Gabrielle Hernandez
The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students who want to learn more about Israel with the opportunity to explore the country.
The 10-day trip ...
Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?
By Hallie Kay
Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with family on Yom Kippur, or having a large family seder meal on Passover.
Many Jewish students celebrate ...