Food insecure Jewish students lack affordable, kosher dining options
By Lisa Woolfson
Around one in every five students at this university is food insecure, according to a Counseling Center study reported in the Diamondback last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being food insecure means not having enough regular access to food for a healthy, active life.
18% of ...
Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options
By Laina Sara Miller
Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus.
Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds.
This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...
For these Jewish students, studying abroad offers chance to connect with their faith
By Alexandra Macia
Many students at this university look forward to going abroad for at least one semester during their undergraduate experience, but for many Jewish students, going abroad can look a little different.
Carlie Deren, a senior marketing and supply chain major, studied abroad in Rome during the ...
Ometz entertains students with its first movie night
By Krissy Harris
The game room at the Maryland Hillel center transformed into a movie theater of sorts Saturday night. It was Ometz’s first ‘Movie Night,’ serving up snacks and showing the Israeli film “Atomic Falafel.”
“We will be watching a movie and making pizza bagels,” said Mo Goldberger, ...
With “Adopt-a-Bubbie,” students assist the elderly, but make new friends as well
By Madison Burinsky
It's no secret that college students have a wide array of interests, ranging from art to music, and for some, maybe even playing bingo.
For members of the Adopt-a-Bubbie program at the University of Maryland, playing bingo is just one of the many activities they enjoy while spending quality ...
Students highlight good, bad of teaching Hebrew school, why it’s worth it
By Tori Bergel
For most students, the weekend offers a much-needed break from the stress of class. Some, however, spend their time not in bed, but molding the minds of children, teaching them the basics of the Jewish tradition while making extra cash on the side.
From about 9 a.m. to just after noon every ...
Students sing their favorite tunes at first KOR-aoke event
By Mohan Xu
KOR, the joint-student group between the Kedma, Ometz and Ruach communities, held the KOR-aoke event for the first time in the Maryland Hillel Multi-Purpose Room Thursday night.
“The goal of KOR-aoke is for students within Hillel to have a fun space to meet each other,” said Maya Greenbaum, a ...
Students dance around campus to celebrate Simchat Torah
By Sara Cohen
Although sometimes one of the lesser-known holidays, Simchat Torah is a joyous and exciting holiday for Jews. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, October 20 (the 22nd of the Hebrew month Tishrei) and ended Tuesday evening. Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the year-long cycle of reading ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Jacob Nelson and Adina Arnet
By Yakira Cohen
When sophomore Letters and Sciences student Adina Arnet rolled into TerpZone bowling Thursday night, she was met by none other than a prior acquaintance, junior finance and information systems major Jacob Nelson. The date took its first unexpected twist when the pair apparently decided that ...