Rak Shalom shines with Broadway actor Adam Kantor
Rak Shalom, a Jewish, co-ed a cappella group at this university, sang Kol Nidre background vocals for Adam Kantor, a Jewish Broadway actor, at Hillel International’s virtual High Holiday program.
Rak Shalom booked the gig through a connection with member Sara Heckelman, a senior market...
Months after security scare, Hillel center to be accessible only by swipe
By Deborah Brown
Maryland Hillel posted signs on Thursday announcing that students would be required to swipe in with their university IDs to enter the Rosenbloom Hillel Center beginning Monday, April 8.
This security update goes into effect exactly two months after the center was confronted with a potentially unsafe ...
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 ...
Lecturer from London discusses left-wing anti-Semitism with students, faculty
By Haleigh Whisted
David Hirsh, senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, gave a lecture on the recognition of anti-semitism in democratic societies and his book titled “Contemporary Left Antisemitism” Thursday afternoon in Francis Scott Key Hall. The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish ...
Study abroad programs offer more than educational opportunities
By Jared Beinart
As the spring semester winds down, students across campus prepare to take advantage of summer study abroad programs in Israel where they can hope to immerse themselves in the language and culture, and further explore a specific area of academic interest.
From exchange programs to university-affiliated ...
Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?
By Jake Baum
For the Mitzpeh
In early February, in a segment about the “far left agenda” on college campuses, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “higher education is the biggest threat to Americans right now.” His guest on the show at the time, Lou Dobbs, went even further - saying that the greatest threat is the “left wing” in ...
Alcohol, food sales should include kosher products
University and Jewish students could both benefit from new options
By Jake Baum
For the Mitzpeh
When I stepped onto the University of Maryland campus about a year ago, I felt like a legacy. After all, three of my siblings attended UMD and received their undergraduate degrees here, and I was ready to do the same. Even though ...
Better religious accommodations needed
Every year, there’s a plethora of Jewish holidays all squished together during the fall season. From Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah, Jews are busy observing the holidays by attending shul, fasting on Yom Kippur and more. Many Jewish students miss an excessive amount of classes because the Torah prohibits work on these holy days. The University ...