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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 Saturday night. Inside this university's Memorial Chapel, during Hillel family weekend, parents and ...

Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night. Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...

Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!

By Nicole Noechel For Mitzpeh @noechel_nicole   Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, covers everything from American and Israeli pop to traditional Jewish music, performing for audiences ...

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 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 ends semester with showcase of new parodies

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Mezumenet, the all-female Jewish a cappella group on campus, finished off the semester with its spring concert May 7. The group showcased songs like “That's What Makes a Jewish Girl,” a parody of One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful,” and a medley of feminism-related songs like ...

Rak Shalom announces upcoming CD, entertains audience at final concert

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD “Our mission with our music is to go around and spread the love of Jewish music, and give people a meaningful performance, not just one they’ll enjoy.” That’s senior bioengineering major Noah Bar-Shain, who joined the a cappella group Rak Shalom his second week of college, won best beatboxer ...

Kol Sasson celebrates 20th anniversary with songs, slides, speeches

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD Students and alumni flooded the tiny stage in the partitioned, gray auditorium of the Riggs Alumni Center – singing, swaying, bobbing, beatboxing and generally relishing the opportunity to create music among friends. Kol Sasson’s spring concert this year was all about celebrating the 20 years of ...

Mezumenet holds its fall concert for alumni, students Saturday night

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @alysonlyn The all-female Jewish a capella group Mezumenet held its fall concert in Memorial Chapel on Saturday night. The group sang eight songs with an intermission after the fourth song. About 100 people ventured to the chapel to watch the group perform. Most of the audience members were students from this ...