Avirah welcomes students for open dance session
By Benjamin Curtis
Margot Hu, a student studying abroad from China, and several other students at this university participated in an open dance session Wednesday held by Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance company.
Held in the Margaret Brent Room of the Stamp Student Union, the night saw Avirah members ...
Students share their Israeli stories during Israel Week story slam
By Jacqueline Chase
To kick off Israel Week, Hillel partnered with Resetting the Table to give students a space to discuss their relationship with Israel Thursday night.
Students gathered in Van Munching Hall for “Your Israel Story,” where they shared their experiences and thoughts on their connect...
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 ...
Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians
By Tori Bergel
Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018.
The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...
Dudi Sela: Underappreciated Israeli sports icon
By Noah Johnson
For the Mitzpeh
When Dudi Sela bowed out of the 2017 Miami Open following his second round defeat to No. 5 Rafael Nadal, it seemed to many as just another routine victory for the Spanish superstar. However, to fans and admirers of Sela, this match was another opportunity for one of the most respected Israeli-born athletes ...
Israeli fencer takes home gold in European Junior Championships
For the Mitzpeh
After defeating two opponents from the No. 1 junior team in the world, Italy, Israeli fencer Vera Maia Devi Kanevski won the gold medal in the women’s Épée Zone Championships at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on March 7.
Kanevski beat Ukraine’s Inna Brovko in the ...
Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player
By Ben Cooper
For the Mitzpeh
With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28.
The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...
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 ...