Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines
By Vanessa Reis
The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies.
Lapin said the Jewish studies program has between five and 10 students currently enrolled. Just five or six years ...
London Kollel creates community for Torah study
By Jacqueline Chase
Many students take a gap year before college to study Judaism in Israel. When they begin their first semester, they realize that finding time to continue Torah study can be difficult. London Kollel is working to change that.
London Kollel was founded in memory of Rabbi Yitchak London, ...
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 ...
Schwartz family opens home and grill for students to celebrate last days of Passover
By Brogan Gerhart
Rabbi Elie and Miriam Schwartz opened their home Friday afternoon to Jewish students who were on campus for the last few days of Passover for a holiday-friendly barbecue.
The event was run through the Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Maryland, which is partnered with Hillel ...
MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship kicks off its 27th semester
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
This spring, MEOR is kicking off its 27th semester of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an experiential education program that has engaged hundreds of Jewish students around this university’s campus over the years.
This year’s orientation for the program occurred Wednesday ...
Routes: Day of Jewish Learning attracts 550 attendees
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
More than 550 Jews convened in the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Van Munching Hall for Routes, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s day of Jewish learning Nov. 15.
The day-long event brought in Jewish educators and experts from the Washington Jewish community and beyond to ...