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 ...
Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families
By Haleigh Whisted
The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night.
Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...
SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner
By Kira Cohen
The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus.
SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...
Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles
By Hallie Kay
After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most Shabbat morning services, and serve mainly to bring the community of Jewish people together. Usually, ...
Challah for Hunger has a recipe for success
By Kira Cohen
If you’ve ever been to a Shabbat meal on campus, you may have noticed the presence of two doughy delights at the table. These challahs, prepared by Challah for Hunger, have become hallmarks of meals at this university.
Challah for Hunger is an organization on campus that bakes and sells ...
Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration
By Brogan Gerhart
Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night.
Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative Judaism at this university whose mission is to provide interested Jewish students with meaningful ...
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 ...
Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians
By Tori Bergel
Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018.
The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...
Seniors take first place at annual JHacks hackathon with “Too Long; Didn’t Watch”
UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted March 13 at 7:44 a.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article.
By Jeremy Bell
Two seniors won at the third annual JHacks hackathon this weekend, a competition where student hackers put their creativity to work by developing unique ...