Avirah hosts first ever end-of-year Israeli dance showcase
By Samantha Caruso
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
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
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
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
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 ...