Jewish a cappella groups leave audition season empty-handed
By Ella Sherman
As the audition process comes to a close, the three Jewish a cappella groups at this university have decided to hold off on recruiting new members until next fall. However, February auditions were still held virtually, as Mezumenet, Kol Sasson and Rak Shalom each used Google Forms, Zoom, ...
Jewish clubs prepare for online fall semester
Challah for Hunger board members having a meeting over Zoom. Photo courtesy of Anna Kaplan.
By Ileana Lozano
Students in over 800 clubs at this university have taken a hit from the changes brought by COVID-19, including many Jewish clubs that have had to make adjustments to operating online.
“We’re going ...
Mezumenet is (Challah) back with new album
By Gabrielle Goldman
This university’s female Jewish a cappella group, Mezumenet, just released a vibrant new album, Imperium.
Imperium features various genres, from the rock Panic! at the Disco medley, to the Jewish liturgical song “Eshet Chayil,” to Mezumenet’s own unique parodies. For example, ...
Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance
By Krissy Harris
The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university.
Lively chatter echoed through the theater, as an audience of about 300 people from this university's Jewish ...
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 ...
Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!
By Nicole Noechel
Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet.
Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, covers everything from American and Israeli pop to traditional Jewish music, performing for audiences ...
Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers
By David Jahng
Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day.
Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony to honor Israeli soldiers who have fallen as well as victims of terrorist attacks.
“I remember ...
Mezumenet’s new album opening on high note with music video release
By Morgan Politzer
Mezumenet certainly isn’t “mezzin’ around” as the university’s all-female Jewish a cappella group prepares for the launch of its new album, Mezcellaneous.
Mezcellaneous is the group’s third studio album and will be released on Spotify on April 17. The album has a total of 11 songs and ...
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...