Students balance school work at home, service overseas
By Alexander Tuerk
Jesse Berman wakes up at 6 a.m. almost every morning. He trudges over to Ritchie Coliseum, where he lifts weights, runs on the treadmill, or practices his new discipline—yoga. From there, he moves to his coursework: statistics and economics. Although he is a senior majoring in economics, Berman spends ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Veronica Leifer and Ethan Jach
By Yakira Cohen
I scream, you scream, we all scream for...blind dates! Sophomore psychology and biology major Veronica Leifer and freshman engineering major Ethan Jach met up at the Dairy for their Mitzpeh Matchmaker date on Nov. 19. They were told to locate each other by displaying a sign containing their ...
Jewish students go global during winter break
By Nicole Wohlberg
As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation.
Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for Jewish students. These trips are geared for students who observe Sabbath and keep kosher.
Over the ...
Still looking for Hanukkah gifts? Terrapin Trader won’t break the bank
By Hugh Garbrick
Used chairs, desks, computers, monitors, cars, file cabinets, chalkboards and other stuff from this university and colleges in the University System of Maryland may end up for sale at Terrapin Trader, located in the Severn Building off of Greenbelt Road.
The place is full of surplus ...
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 ...
Let the Hanukkah festivities begin!
By Nicole Wohlberg
Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many programs are taking place to celebrate the holiday, such as the annual menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad at Maryland in front of McKeldin Library. President Loh will be present at the event as well as SGA President Jonathan Allen, who ...
Does a professor’s Jewish faith affect their students?
By Haleigh Whisted
With about 25 percent of this university’s student population practicing Judaism, it is no surprise that there are Jewish professors too. Religion is a significant part of many lives, and could affect the way people act in their classroom.
“I don’t tell students I am Jewish...
Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?
By Hallie Kay
Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with family on Yom Kippur, or having a large family seder meal on Passover.
Many Jewish students celebrate ...
AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students
By Chinonso Maduforo
The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years.
All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...