Jewish students flock to specific university courses
By Lexi Sugar
BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a little known fact that many Jewish students are supposedly enrolled in or have previously taken both of ...
Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus
By Hallie Kay
Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university.
The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...
AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students
By Chinonso Maduforo
The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years.
All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...
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 ...
“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 ...
Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row
By Ben Cooper
Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot.
This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...
MEOR hosts end-of-semester barbecue, bonfire for Lag B’Omer
By David Jahng
Students at this university and members of the Jewish community gathered at the MEOR Maryland house Wednesday to take part in a celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday.
Lag B’Omer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is 49 days between Passover and Shavuot.
Barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, ...
Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault
By Samantha Caruso
Maryland Hillel hosted its sixth annual Global Justice Shabbat this weekend with the theme Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault.
The event, which included a formal Shabbat dinner on Friday night at Hillel and a Havdalah service Saturday night at the Zeta Beta Tau chapter house, aimed to spark a ...