Israel Fest 2022 will take place on May 5

Below is the schedule for Israel Fest 2021

Israel Fest 2021

Celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday with Maryland Hillel!

Israel Shabbat (4/9 • 2–4 PM): Enjoy yummy Israel food to start the Israel Fest celebrations!

Dance Break with Avirah (4/12 • 3:30 PM): Join Avirah on McKeldin Mall for fun Israeli dancing!

LGBTQ+ Conversation with Hamsa (4/12 • 6 PM): Participate in a conversation about the LGBTQ+ community in Israel through Yarin’s story.

Iced Coffee Pick-Ups (4/12–4/13): Sip a cool iced coffee and chill outside.

We Remember (4/13 • 2:30 PM): Hear from the director and actors of HBO’s Valley of Tears about one of Israel’s hardest wars.

Yom HaZikaron (4/14) : Follow the Instagram story to learn the stories of fallen soldiers and honor their service in the IDF.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Party (4/15 • 2–4 PM): Celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday! Sign up to get a yummy falafel box, hummus, and pita!

Israel Jeopardy! with Terps for Israel (4/15 • 5 PM): Test your Israel trivia knowledge.

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Students can get involved with Israel-based clubs right here at UMD. Some of these student groups include, but are not limited to, Terps for Israel, J Street, Mishelanu and Tamid. These student groups range from political to cultural to career-based, so whatever you are looking for you’ll be sure to find your place.


We offer trips to Israel that focus on different aspects of the country and allow you to enjoy and learn more about Israel. These trips include Birthright Israel and Israel Discovered.

Living and Learning

The University of Maryland offers 37 Jewish Studies courses and 10 Hebrew language courses. In addition to classes, you can choose to live in the Language House, St. Mary’s Hall, in the Hebrew cluster where you can live with other students improving your Hebrew and indulging in Israeli culture.