A new 39,105-square-foot Hillel cultural center will be on Yale Avenue, next to fraternity row and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Attendees, some with Israeli flags draped over their shoulders, participated in a 241-second moment of silence to honor each hostage.
The current Hillel, located on Mowatt Lane, is about 16,700 square feet whereas the new Hillel will be more than 39,000 square feet.
Some Jewish students want more accessible options beyond the Hillel Center.
University of Maryland Hillel collaborated with Artists4Israel to host a mural painting event on McKeldin Mall on April 11.
The event hosted guest speakers, a mass dreidel spin and student group promotion.
The new building's doors are expected to open in 2022.
Kosher students who want a full dining plan must go to Maryland Hillel for meals, leaving some feeling disconnected.
The interfaith event took place inside the Memorial Chapel.
The tournament is more than just about basketball. It's a “cultural event,” an organizer said.