Maryland Hillel 57 results

Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester

By Max Boyarsky For Mitzpeh @BoyarskyMax   Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.  Kedma, this university’s Orthodox community, announced the winners of their board elections on Dec. 13. New members ele...

Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals

By Adonijah Bourne For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.  The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...

Kedma poker night raises money and fun

By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.  This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile of money, 50% of the money was distributed to the top three participants and 50% went to a charity ...

KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...

Moti’s initiative brings much-needed kosher products to Hillel

  By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd Kosher dining runs dry around College Park. While the only place to grab a real kosher meal is the Hillel dining hall at this university, there are still attempts to branch out. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Maryland Hillel has changed its methods of gathering and distributing ...

Challah For Hunger addresses food insecurity stigma

Paige Maizes For Mitzpeh @MaizesPaige Challah for Hunger, an international non-profit that has a chapter at this university, hosted a Zoom conversation addressing the stigma that surrounds food insecurity and hunger on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.   Two guest speakers at the event spoke about food insecurity amongst college students.  ...

A socially-distanced SHABBAM brings Jewish students together

By Nira Dayanim Staff writer @Mitzpeh On Friday night, almost 800 students got together at over 80 different Shabbat dinners across campus. Also known as "SHABBAM" or "Shabbat Across Maryland," this Hillel-hosted event has brought students from different backgrounds together for a Shabbat meal each fall for the past ten years. “Th...

Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes

  By: Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking sessions. During the event, titled "UshpiZoom," she taught participants how to make shakshuka and ...

Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...

High quality High Holidays at UMD, courtesy of Hillel and Chabad

By Laina S. Miller @LainaSMiller For Mitzpeh Student life this year is different in a way that has never been dealt with before -- and the Jewish organizations at this university have stepped up to support students in need. So much about Jewish student life is normally in person, from prayer services to kosher meals to holiday events. ...