Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration
By Colleen Crowley
Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday.
This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and highlighted ...
JSU welcomes all to Mardi Gras semi-formal
By Haleigh Whisted
The Jewish Student Union hosted its annual semi-formal on Thursday with a Mardi Gras theme and a goal of bringing a community of diverse students together right before the Hanukkah festival.
Hanukkah “celebrates the strength of the Jewish people and signifies a time to build ...
JSU rolls out the red carpet for annual semi-formal event
By Christian Spencer
The Jewish Student Union held a movie premiere-style semi-formal complete with a red carpet to strut down Thursday night in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Thrown purely for the sake of celebration, students came together to dance the night away.
An estimated 50 students, most of ...
Ever wonder what goes into setting up Israel Fest? Here’s the rundown.
By Alyson Kay
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/)
Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities
By Tom Hart
Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest.
About 1,500 to 2,000 people attended from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., proving a more consistent crowd than in previous years, said ...
Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
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 ...
SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017
By Morgan Caplan
For the Mitzpeh
After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities.
Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...
Students sample foods, learn about Jewish cultures in different countries
By Pearl Mak
For the Mitzpeh
Students’ taste buds traveled around the world Wednesday without having to leave the Hillel Game Room.
The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition event, which was free to students, featured foods from countries like Morocco, Italy, Israel, Guatemala and more. Helpers served a variety of ...