Ometz hosts another successful “extravaganza” event
By Dylan Spilko
Ometz, this university’s conservative, traditional egalitarian Jewish group, hosted another successful “Ometz Extravaganza,” which consisted of many members from the Jewish community coming together for a special night on October 26.
For the Friday night event, several members of the ...
Hillel’s “Pink Shabbat” brings students together for night of support
By Tori Bergel
Pink streamers and decorations aligned the walls.
Pamphlets were strewn across the tables.
Dresses and polo shirts in various rosey tones were worn by students scattered throughout the room.
The Pink Shabbat Dinner was the first of a two-part series of events put on by Hillel for breast ...
SHABBAM unites students around friends, creative themes
By Clara Longo de Freitas
Students all over this university hosted Shabbat dinners, reaching over 1,000 students in more than 100 locations across campus on Friday, September 19, said Maryland Hillel. The meals had a wide variety of themes, including Hippie Shabbat, an “Area 51 raid” dinner, an IHOP dinner and ...
SHABBAM brings students together for a night of challah baking and braiding
By Julia Rosier
Maryland Hillel hosted a “Mega Challah Bake” as part of the Shabbat Across Maryland program Thursday night at the Hillel Center. Students decorated challahs with cinnamon, sugar, bagel seeds and chocolate chips for their guests.
SHABBAM is an annual program that allows students to host ...
Hillel hosts annual Global Justice Shabbat with focus on prison reform
By Jenna Pierson
Maryland Hillel hosted its seventh annual Global Justice Shabbat Friday night March 29th on the topic of prison reform.
The event consisted of a Shabbat dinner with a speech and Q&A session by former New York City Police Department Commissioner and convicted felon Bernard ...
Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner
By Lilly Sibel
Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming.
The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...
Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash
Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat.
Shabbat lunch on Saturday used to be free for all Jewish students. At least, that was the prevailing thought for ...
Observant Jewish students struggle as finals week approaches
By Hallie Kay
Finals are just around the corner, and students all over this university are beginning to prepare: making study guides, going to office hours and hunkering down for the weeks ahead.
For observant Jewish students, this time may be difficult.
Many observant Jewish students at this ...