Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia
By Jacqueline Chase
Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17.
The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance where songs are assigned choreography that is learned throughout the Israeli dance community.
Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase
By Haleigh Whisted
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
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
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
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 ...