Welcome to Towson Hillel

At the Towson University Hillel, our goal is to provide a vibrant Jewish Community and an infrastructure that shapes the next generation of Jewish leaders. Through a variety of campus and community based programs, Hillel engages students in ways they feel most comfortable expressing their Judaism, while embarking on their college journey at Towson University. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Get Involved

Towson University has an active and diverse Jewish presence on campus and we at Hillel are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.  We are dedicated to networking students with professionals within the community to help them grow professionally and offering a range of opportunities to help them continue their Jewish journey into adulthood. 

Mentorship Opportunities

Our Governing Board and community members have a wide breadth of expertise and are looking forward to mentoring Towson students. Click Here to view our current opportunities.


Sign Up For Birthright

Want to go to Israel with a group of new friends that also go to Towson? Join us for Birthright. Birthright is a free trip to Israel for Jewish young adults 18 to 26. Travel and connect with land in this 10 day immersive experience. Get in touch with our Israel coordinator to find out more. Click Here for more information.

Internship Opportunities

As a member of the Baltimore Jewish Community Towson Hillel strives to find internship and work opportunities for our students. Click Here for a list of available positions.

 

Prospective Students

Towson Hillel actively celebrates Jewish life in a variety of ways. Nosh on apples and honey with us for High Holiday services and meals, join us for Shabbat Friday night. Enjoy our Kosher food for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Our kitchen is certified kosher by Star K of Baltimore. Click Here for more information. 

  1. Towson Hillel Incubator Cohort

    The Towson Hillel Incubator Cohort is an elite group of student leaders who have a passion to bring their ideas to life. THIC is designed for any student that is driven, creative, outgoing, and innovative. Each THIC student receives seed funding for their project, networking opportunities, professional coaching, and a connection to a diverse cohort of students seeking professional growth.

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about how to apply for THIC.

  2. First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH)

    FYSH is designed to build special programs for all First Year Students of Hillel. Meet new friends in a unique experience designed just for you. Events include baseball games, dinners, tours of Baltimore, and much more.

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about FYSH events.

  3. Jews And Muslims (JAM)

    We are a group of students who are creating a new vision of how Muslims and Jews can collaborate with one another while providing a safe space for students to engage in a respectful dialogue. We plan to have biweekly meeting and larger events which promote our vision as a group!

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about JAM.

  4. Challah For Hunger

    Challah for Hunger is a non-profit national organization founded by Eli Winkelman at Scripps College in 2004. Challah for Hunger’s mission is to “bring people together to bake and sell challah in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes.” Challah for Hunger is currently run by thousands of Jewish students across 78 campuses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and England! The Towson University Challah for Hunger Chapter was founded in Fall 2013. The TU Chapter is dedicated to making a difference by donating to food justice organizations such as Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger Relief and the Maryland Food Bank. We also partner with organizations on Towson’s campus to contribute to philanthropies that are important to our fellow Tigers!

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about Challah For Hunger.

    FACEBOOK: TUChallah4Hunger 

    INSTAGRAM: @TUchallah4Hunger

  5. Tigers for Israel

    We are a group of pro-Israel students at Towson University. Our mission is to create and enhance the positive image of the Jewish homeland on Towson University’s campus and connect students from diverse backgrounds to Israeli culture.

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about Tigers for Israel.

  6. Greek Life

    Towson University has a thriving Greek Life which includes several Jewish Heritage Fraternities and Sororities such as AEPi, AEPhi, and ZBT.

    Click Here for more information on Greek Life on campus.

Blog

09Apr 2019

By Sophia Bates, Assistant News Editor Photo by Sophia Bates/ The Towerlight Four faith leaders from Judaism, Christianity and Islam gathered in the University Union Wednesday to host a discussion about fasting from different faith perspectives. Hillel Jewish Student Life Coordinator Leora Match, Catholic Chaplain Father Matthew Buening, Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministry Pastor Laura Sinche and Muslim Chaplain Sanaullah Kirmani shared their faith’s association with fasting. Match, who gave […]

14Feb 2019

By Jess Teich and Abby Adelman, Towson University We have just spent the past couple minutes talking about the four big themes in a healthy relationship: Love, peace, respect, as well as trust and support. This week’s parsha (Torah portion), vayeitzei, is the best one we could have asked for this Shabbat. Vayeitzei tells the […]

31Oct 2018

The Towson University community came together Monday night at Speaker’s Circle in the middle of campus to reflect upon recent acts of hatred across our nation. Rabbi Mendi Rivkin addressed the crowd, many of them Jewish students at TU, and asked those gathered on the hillside to drive out darkness with light, sharing a flame […]

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Video Gallery

A look back at Towson Hillel through the years.