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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 ...

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 participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...

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. Avirah co-President Jessica Morris, a senior English major, said the troupe aims to bring Israeli dance ...

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 fast-paced choreography and colorful costumes. Avirah performed half of the dances and Yesodot, the ...

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 members are on crunch time. They recently returned from Boston’s Israel Folkdance Festival on March ...

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 ...

Jewish a cappella groups celebrate history, community through music

By Mackenzie Roche For Mitzpeh @MackenzieRoche Students, families, faculty and members of the Jewish community gathered Saturday night in Memorial Chapel to celebrate their heritage through a cappella performances. Student a cappella groups Kol Sasson, Mezumenet and Rak Shalom took turns performing a variety of songs ranging from “Warr...

Dance group shares Israeli culture with all, regardless of experience

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @Omniwriterpen The Israeli dance troupe at this university, Avirah, brought students together to learn and perform traditional Israeli folk dance with a twist. On Oct. 25 at Maryland Hillel, Avirah members in lavender T-shirts eagerly welcomed newcomers for a dance session. Everyone formed into a circle and ...

Lambda Theta Alpha, Terps for Israel host event to discuss the influence of Jewish, Latino culture

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 A shared interest in two distinct cultures brought this university’s Terps for Israel and the Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA) together Wednesday to discuss the history of the Jewish faith in Latin America. The history between Jews and Latin America can be traced ...