Kedma pulls off Orthodox in-person services during High Holidays
By Ben Baruch
Although the coronavirus pandemic’s restrictions made celebrating the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur difficult, members of this university’s Orthodox Jewish community made sure that social distancing wouldn’t get in the way of a meaningful holiday.
Sophomore chemistry major Scott Sandor is the ...
Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations
By Char Freedberg
With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer services be handled this year?
The High Holidays are rapidly approaching, so this question seems ...
Kedma’s ‘TerpZone Takeover’ brings Orthodox Jewish community together
By Krissy Harris
The weekend’s chilly temperatures didn’t stop Kedma students from coming out for the TerpZone Takeover on Saturday night.
Over 100 students showed up for the event to enjoy social time with their Jewish community through bowling, pool, air hockey and ice cream.
Kedma is the Orthodox ...
Kedma election fills five board positions, including president, vice president
By Jacqueline Chase
Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish community on campus, elected executive board members and officers for five of its eleven positions this week.
Liana Chesir was elected vice president of Kedma, taking over for Aryeh Roberts, the new president. Miriam Charnoff was elected to join the executive board as ...
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 ...
Bonding warms Kedma community at TerpZone
By Yakira Cohen
Members of Kedma, the Orthodox community at this university, trekked through the cold to kick off the semester at TerpZone Thursday night. Over 100 participants showed up to TerpZone Takeover, which proved to be more than just a catchy name on the Kedma Facebook group.
Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture
By Haleigh Whisted
To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening.
“We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...
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 ...
Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler
By Lily Rozenstauch
“Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma.
Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...