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Maryland Hillel is one of the nation's premier Hillels engaging 4,000 Jewish students annually out of the approximately 6,000 Jewish students at the University of Maryland. This past academic year Maryland Hillel provided leadership training to 200 students, served over 10,000 funded Shabbat meals, took 320 students to Israel, ran four service-learning trips nationally and internationally, hosted hundreds of lectures and classes, and worked with individual students to foster their personal identities and activism. This is the place for students who seek a leading public university and a robust and entrepreneurial Jewish community.
5,800 Jewish Students (19.1%*) 30,368 Students
*Percent of population
800 Jewish Students (7.7%*) 10,350 Students
*Percent of population
Study Abroad in Israel
University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
Maryland Hillel offers delicious Kosher food at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center. Students can purchase full or partial meal plans or buy meals one at a time. Maryland Hillel also offers Kosher meals for orientations, Shabbat, and holidays.
Hillel meal plan-extra cost
For services, more than 350 students join weekly Conservative and Orthodox and semi-regular Reform services for Shabbat on Friday night. In addition, Maryland Hillel offers Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform holiday services. Maryland Hillel's team features Conservative and Orthodox rabbinic staff and educators.
RootOne is an organization that helps thousands of Jewish teens travel to Israel during their high school years. Many of those students go on to become leaders in their campus Hillels. The stories of these transformative trips are a snapshot into what inspires students to become leaders who are proud of their Jewish identities. Stay tuned as we share more of their stories.
Check out some of the scholarships available for University of Maryland, College Park Jewish undergraduate students.
The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) is grateful to Michael and Catherine Gildenhorn and Carol and Michael Winer for their generosity in creating an annual scholarship for an outstanding UMD student pursuing a minor in Israel studies. For more information about how this merit-based scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded, visit the application site.
Jewish studies minors and majors in their first year of enrollment in the major are eligible to apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships to advance their studies.Jewish studies majors in their third year are eligible to apply for one of three $4,500 scholarships.These scholarships may also be applied to accredited study abroad and other academic programs.Please contact [email protected], or see the application form.Please Note: These funds are for students enrolled at the University of Maryland and may not be used for pre-university gap years.
The Meyerhoff Center has several scholarship funds for students in the areas of Jewish studies and Israel studies. Most but not all of these funds are earmarked for students who will travel to and then study at an Israeli university.
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