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Ever wonder what goes into setting up Israel Fest? Here’s the rundown.

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Check out this sped up video of Israel Fest set up! (Music Attribution: Little by Little by Artofescapism. Found on Free Music Archives http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Promise_of_Time_Upbeat_Themes/Little_by_Little, with license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) The ...

Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2. Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their time in Israel. Birthright Israel, a historical partnership between the people of Israel and Jewish ...

7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about Israel Fest

By Alexa Silverberg, for the Mitzpeh, @mitzpeh After interviewing my fellow University of Maryland students and asking what their opinions were on the upcoming event, Israel Fest, I noticed there were details regarding the event that most students did not know. Here are 7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about ...

Thousands celebrate Israeli culture at Israel Fest 2015

By Mauricio Rivera, for the Mitzpeh,@mnriver90 The Jewish Student Union at this university held its annual Israel Fest on April 28 at McKeldin Mall where students came and celebrated Israeli culture and history with a variety of games and activities. Israel Fest closed out a week of scheduled events as part of Maryland Hillel’s ...

Israel themed Shabbat dinner helps students connect

By Dovid Fisher, for the Mitzpeh, @DovidFisher Maryland Hillel's Israeli-themed Shabbat Dinner took place during Israel Week and gave students an opportunity to celebrate Israel in an intimate setting. Courtesy of Nurit Eitan.   Jewish students from various backgrounds enjoyed an Israel-themed dinner at Hillel on April 24. The ...

IDF soldier Izzy Ezagui speaks with UMD students

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @OfmanDaniel Izzy Ezagui, an Israel Defense Force volunteer from Miami who later became a one-armed squad commander, spoke at Van Munching Hall on April 27 about the importance of taking an active role in supporting and defending the State of Israel. As students shuffled into the hall, Ezagui sat calmly in ...