Students open hearts, minds through poetry at Sermon Slam 2019
By Nick Albicocco
The Stamp Student Union’s grand ballroom lounge wasn’t just a room full of poetry and snapping Monday night but also a room full of bravery, identity and emotion as students shared their renditions of poetry and artwork during Sermon Slam 2019.
The Sermon Slam is an annual event in which ...
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 ...
Little Shop of Horrors features Jewish student talent
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Over 1,000 people watched a six-foot tall venus flytrap puppet eat an old man during the opening weekend for Little Shop of Horrors, according to the Clarice Performing Arts Box Office.
The off-Broadway musical opened last Saturday at the Clarice in Kay Theater to the ...
Hillel Fellows meet with students to discuss Alternative Break trips
By Dan Novak
Organizers of Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break trips met with interested students over ice cream Thursday to recruit and discuss the trips before the application deadline this Sunday.
For Jewish students looking to spend their vacations engaging in something more meaningful than ...
JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest
By Jamie Kerner
The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday.
The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...
Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign
By Mollie Higgins
Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070.
Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...
From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)
Students deal with kashrut and drinking
By Melissa Moore
When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...