The roots of UMD’s Israeli dance troupe and plans for its future
By Haemee Lee
The sounds of upbeat Israeli music, someone counting steps, and laughter fill a hallway of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center as Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, rehearses.
Avirah members are on crunch time. They recently returned from Boston’s Israel Folkdance Festival on March ...
Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD
By Athiyah Azeem
Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food.
The truck sells items ranging from ...
Make your own hamantaschen!
By Jacqueline Hyman
You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about folding the edges and pinching the corners yourself. So in case you want to, here’s a video explaining ...
Jew You Should Know: David Rosenstein
By Lily Rozenstrauch
David Rosenstein, a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in marketing and management, lit up when talking about this university’s positive qualities.
In addition to the school’s academics, he said the great amount of student pride drew him in. When he visited the campus for the first ...
Jewish GSA hosts inaugural “HannuKaraoke” event
By Jackie Budko
Two nights before the last day of classes, the members of Hamsa, this university’s Jewish Gay-Straight Alliance, were singing along to Kesha’s “Cannibal.”
“I know a lot students are stressed studying for finals,” said Avi Alpert, a sophomore computer science major and the president of ...
Rak Shalom sends off group president after final performance of semester
By Mollie Higgins
Rak Shalom, a Jewish a cappella group at this university, performed its winter concert Saturday in the Stamp Student Union to a crowd of nearly 80 people.
Founded in 2005, Rak Shalom has continued to spread its enthusiasm for singing through its diverse repertoire consisting of a mix of ...
Kol Sasson opens for international conference hosted by two universities
By Mackenzie Roche
Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson kicked off “The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands” event at Stamp Monday with songs of unification and optimism about the Jewish people.
This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group opened the event, which was hosted by the faculty of ...
Kol Sasson closes semester with winter concert
By Mollie Higgins
This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group, Kol Sasson, put on its final performance of the semester Sunday at Tawes in the Ulrich Recital Hall to nearly 50 students, friends, family and alumni.
The talented group of 10 managed to make themselves sound like a much larger group ...
Mezumenet, Avirah performances showcase Jewish culture
By Ashley Peccerelli
Mezumenet, the all-female Jewish a cappella group took the stage to perform at its fall concert along with an opening show of Avirah, the only Israeli dance troupe, in Van Munching Hall on Sunday.
The 12-member a cappella group sang songs in a mixture of English and Hebrew and ranged between ...
The Clarice presents short stories by Israeli writer adapted into PuppetCinema
By Katherine Brzozowski
The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv presented “Suddenly”-- an adaptation of stories written by Etgar Keret that used video, puppets, and actors to tell a story presented in Hebrew with English subtitles -- Friday and Saturday night at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
The overarching ...