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 ...
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 ...
Almost a year after opening, Holy Chow! is alive and well
By Jenna Pierson
Holy Chow!, the kosher Chinese restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that opened last March, has had an incredibly successful first year of business, according to its owners.
“My joke for when people ask me about how business is, is that we are still happily married,” said Ami ...
“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD
By Samantha Hawkins
Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays.
Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...
Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year.
While many students plan to go home for the holiday, Hillel expects hundreds to attend services and meals going on around ...
Escape to a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’ with the Dairy’s new kosher ice cream
By Haleigh Whisted
“Milk and Honey” is a new kosher ice cream flavor that will soon be served at Maryland Dairy, thanks to the head chef and a rabbi from Hillel.
This ice cream was announced to the public on Israel Independence Day, April 19. Israel is often referred to as “the land of milk and honey” ...
Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD
By Athiyah Azeem
Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food.
The truck sells items ranging from ...
Kosher grocery store should fill empty space below Terrapin Row
By Jacqueline Hyman
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
When my roommates and I first visited the Terrapin Row leasing office last year, there was an enthusiastic guarantee that there were going to be useful, interesting stores filling the retail spaces below the apartments. We were told ...
Kemp Mill to welcome new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant Holy Chow!
By Jamie Kerner
For the Mitzpeh
Kemp Mill will soon welcome a new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant into the community, and the man behind it is a UMD alum.
Holy Chow! will make its debut into the heavily Jewish populated community of Kemp Mill in Silver Spring with a soft opening that is scheduled for early December. A ...
KosherWine.com offers Jews easy ways to purchase wine
By Miller Friedman
For many Jews who keep kosher, buying affordable wine at a regular liquor store can pose a challenge.
“Local wineries have a poor selection of kosher wine in my area,” said sophomore communications major and Tennessee-native Austin Bierman. “In the past it was difficult for my family ...