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 […]

24Oct 2018

Last month, students of Towson Hillel, a Jewish student organization at Towson University, gathered to learn about food insecurity in Baltimore and hand-write hundreds of inspirational notes. Each note will accompany a bag of food that is distributed by the Baltimore Hunger Project. These food packages are discreetly given to school children to take home every weekend […]

03Oct 2018

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 BY JESSE BERNSTEIN A MURAL CREATED FOR THE EVENT DESIGNED BY ARTISTS 4 ISRAEL SHOWS THE TOWSON TIGER TAKING A BITE OUT OF HATE (JESSE BERNSTEIN) A couple hundred students, professors, administrators and community members gathered in Towson University’s Freedom Square Thursday night in response to an attack on two Jewish brothers of […]

16May 2018

Towson Hillel welcomed 100 community members May 3 for its annual meeting, which capped off a year of celebrating 20 years at Towson University. The event featured awards, the installation of new Hillel board members, a slideshow retrospective and addresses from Kim Schatzel, president of Towson University, and Linda Hurwitz, chair of the board of […]

25Apr 2018

By: Wade McCartin Photo by Wade McCartin / The Towerlight Members of Towson’s chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and Towson Hillel remembered the victims of the Holocaust, as well as victims of gun violence and marginalized individuals, during the “Never Again” candlelight vigil on April 12. The vigil coincided with Yom Hashoah, also […]

13Apr 2018

Sticking around for two decades is nothing to sneeze at, but something to roar about — like a tiger. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Towson University’s Hillel is in the midst of hosting a series of events that are open to students, alumni and the community. “We’re essentially a place that has something for everybody,” […]

Event Calendar

FYSH High Holidays, Honey Cake, and the Letter Hey
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get into the High Holiday mindset, enjoy honey cake, and dive deep into the characteristics and personality of the Hebrew letter “Hey” while learning how to write it in calligraphy. Lisa will be running this workshop. First-Year Students of Hillel (FYSH), and all others welcome.

Rosh Hashanah photo booth @ Hillel Lounge
Sep 26 all-day

Take a picture in our customized High Holiday photo booth in the lounge. Write down the e-mail addresses of the family members you want to send it to, and we’ll send it along with a personalized Hillel holiday greeting!

Homing Shabbat Innovation Dinner
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Homing Shabbat Innovation (HSI) training dinner. HSIs will be learning how to facilitate intimate, discussion-based Shabbat dinners in their own homes.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service and Dinner
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah program 6-7pm led by Jake and Leora; Dinner 7pm in the Towson Hillel Lounge.

Rosh Hashanah services with Goucher @ Goucher College
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah day services will be taking place at Goucher College, in partnership with Goucher Hillel. If you need transportation to Goucher, e-mail Leora Match (

• Morning Service 9:30 a.m. Haebler Chapel, Goucher College

• Kiddush Luncheon 1 p.m. (at conclusion of Morning Service) Goucher Hillel Lounge, Heubeck Hall, Goucher College

• Tashlich Service 2 p.m. Meet in Goucher Hillel and we will walk to the pond together, Goucher College

Senator Cardin Town Hall: A Conversation Addressing Hate Speech on the College Campus @ Liberal Arts Building 4310
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please Join Hillel at Towson University in partnership with The Associated, Baltimore Hebrew Institute and Baltimore Jewish Council as we host Senator Cardin for a town hall on hate speech on the college campus.

Challah for Hunger bake
Oct 3 all-day

Our goal is to help relieve hunger and support individuals worldwide. Our chapter donates its profits to MAZON, as well as the Maryland Food Bank.

We are truly “baking a difference.”

Pink Shabbat with AEPhi
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hillel Shabbat dinner in partnership with Alpha Epsilon Phi. Wear pink to honor individuals and families fighting breast cancer, and organizations like Sharsheret (AEPhi’s philanthropy) that aid in this fight. Services 6-7pm, Dinner at 7pm in the Hillel Lounge.

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal @ Hillel Lounge
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meal 5:30-6:30pm in the Towson Hillel Lounge

Yom Kippur Services with Goucher @ Goucher College
Oct 9 @ 9:15 am – 1:00 pm

• Yom Kippur day services will be taking place at Goucher College, in partnership with Goucher Hillel. If you need transportation to Goucher, e-mail Leora Match (

• Morning Service 9:15 a.m. Haebler Chapel, Goucher College

• Discussion with the Rabbi 4:30 p.m. Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, Goucher College

• Afternoon Service 5:30 p.m. Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, Goucher College

• Yizkor/Memorial Service 6:15 p.m. Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, Goucher College