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 ...
MEOR Kiddush Cup: a traditional spin on a classic college game
By Jasmine Boyd
MEOR Maryland hosted a grape juice pong tournament Sunday night at “The Box,” MEOR’s home on campus, on Knox Road. According to its website, MEOR is “a home away from home” for Jewish students on campus to commune, share Shabbat meals, and engage with each other.
Senior criminology and ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Josh Ashkenazy and Yael Hamburger
By Grace Mottley
Junior psychology major Josh Ashkenazy and freshman letters and sciences student Yael Hamburger met on Oct. 27 at the Stamp Student Union to grab a cup of coffee and chat. While both had almost no expectations for what their blind date would entail, both ended up happy with the ...
“Curb your Enthusiasm” successfully portrays everyday Jewish life in America
By Daniel Chavkin
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
While many television shows portray religion, few correctly portray Judaism from the Jewish perspective. However, the recent return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” brings back one show to which Jews in America can relate.
HBO first began ...
Freshman Terps attend annual back-to-school camping trip
By Mollie Higgins
For the Mitzpeh
About 30 new Terps partook in Maryland Hillel’s third annual Freshman Camping Trip on Sunday at the Greenbelt State Park in hopes of meeting new people and getting involved on campus.
This university’s Terps After Dark offered the program in partnership with Hillel, who led the camping ...