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Ometz entertains students with its first movie night

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The game room at the Maryland Hillel center transformed into a movie theater of sorts Saturday night. It was Ometz’s first ‘Movie Night,’ serving up snacks and showing the Israeli film ...

Disney welcomes its first Jewish princess for Hannukah

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 Disney will feature its first Jewish Disney princess on Disney Junior's series “Elena of Avalor” during the Hanukkah-themed episode in December. “Elena of Avalor” is about Elena, a teenage ...

Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university. Lively ...

Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen. Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and ...

Students sing their favorite tunes at first KOR-aoke event

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 KOR, the joint-student group between the Kedma, Ometz and Ruach communities, held the KOR-aoke event for the first time in the Maryland Hillel Multi-Purpose Room Thursday night. “The goal of KOR-aoke ...

Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community

By Matt Levine For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine Avirah, this university's Israeli Dance Company, performs and teaches Israeli dance all across the East Coast. The group returned to campus in 2013 after a hiatus and has been performing and ...

Sacha Baron Cohen takes on a more serious role in “The Spy”

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 “The Spy” opens with the phrase, “Inspired by true events,” which changes the whole way the viewer will watch the show. Not three minutes into the pilot episode, the viewer sees Eli Cohen (played ...

Avirah welcomes students for open dance session

By Benjamin Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 Margot Hu, a student studying abroad from China, and several other students at this university participated in an open dance session Wednesday held by Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance ...

Students sprung by Kedma spring movie series

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   Some students spend their Saturday nights at the bars. Others choose to study or go to the mall. On three Saturday nights this semester, the Orthodox Jews at this university are cozying ...

Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17. The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance ...