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 ...
Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community
By Matt Levine
Avirah, this university's Israeli Dance Company, performs and teaches Israeli dance all across the East Coast.
The group returned to campus in 2013 after a hiatus and has been performing and teaching for the last six years.
Avirah performs at cultural events on campus and also at the annual ...
Hillel cookbook to provide a new kind of college survival guide
By Hannah Davidson
By the end of the school year, Jewish students at this university will have a new way to connect to one another: a cookbook.
Compiled by students Dena Gershkovich and Arianna Kigner Prince, the cookbook will feature holiday, dessert, Friday night dinner and lunch recipes from a wide ...
SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate
By Elana Morris
This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night.
Though the bill did not explicitly align itself with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, it advocated to disassoci...
Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students
By Brogan Gerhart
Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month.
The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...