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Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon brings underground dance to the stage

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1  Ephrat Asherie Dance performed a live music performance to show the relationship between music and dance. Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon attracted more than 200 people at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts ...

“Noises Off” presents the chaotic production process behind live theater

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1 More than 100 people flocked to The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, to see what took place on (and behind) the stage in the show “Noises Off.” “Not ...

Four Jewish performing arts groups at UMD bring new plans to a new year

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 There are four main Jewish performance groups at this University: Avirah, Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Each semester, all of these groups have big plans. Avirah is the Israeli dance company at ...

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 ...