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Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   Students and their relatives attended an exhibition of music, dance and vocals—preceded by homemade food—at the Maryland Hillel Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg (z’l) Arts Showcase ...

Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month. The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and ...

Avirah’s Krispy Kreme fundraiser brings them one step closer to Boston

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   This university’s Israeli dance troupe, Avirah, held a Krispy Kreme fundraiser from Oct. 8 to Oct. 19 to support their participation in the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. Avi...

Little Shop of Horrors features Jewish student talent

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over 1,000 people watched a six-foot tall venus flytrap puppet eat an old man during the opening weekend for Little Shop of Horrors, according to the Clarice Performing Arts ...

NextNOW Fest 2018 brings new, entertaining acts to students at The Clarice

By Hugh Garbrick Staff writer @Ahh_Hugh   The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was alive Friday and Saturday night with visitors going to performances at the NextNOW Fest, which exposed students and members of this university to ...

Avirah hosts first ever end-of-year Israeli dance showcase

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @scaruso122 Avirah, the University of Maryland’s Israeli dance troupe, hosted its first end-of-year showcase Sunday evening at the Memorial Chapel. The showcase included six dances, each with their own ...

Sermon Slam 2018 explores freedom in Judaism through slam poetry, art

By Sarah Sopher For Mitzpeh @ssopher528 Students gathered Thursday night at the Stamp Student Union grand ballroom to discuss freedom and Judaism through the art of slam poetry. In the third consecutive year of the event, Sermon Slam 2018 ...

Mezumenet’s new album opening on high note with music video release

By Morgan Politzer For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Mezumenet certainly isn’t “mezzin’ around” as the university’s all-female Jewish a cappella group prepares for the launch of its new album, Mezcellaneous. Mezcellaneous is the group’s third ...

The roots of UMD’s Israeli dance troupe and plans for its future

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee 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 ...

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 ...