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Jewish GSA hosts inaugural “HannuKaraoke” event

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko 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 For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss 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 For Mitzpeh @MackenzieRoche 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 For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss 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 For Mitzpeh @Ashley_Pecce 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 For Mitzpeh @katbrzoz29 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 For Mitzpeh @JasmineLBoyd 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 Features editor @gracemott17 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 Opinion editor @dchav96 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 @molliehigginss 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 ...