16Feb 2018

Leaving Israel was a bittersweet experience. This trip mattered to me in more ways than I can express. Of course, I’m excited to begin my next semester at school but I’m also sad to have left the warm climate, both of the people and of the landscape of Israel. All the amazing, wonderful people that […]

16Feb 2018

post-trip processing, written on the plane ride home somewhere over the atlantic: the power of listening, the power of silence, the power of voices, the power of unity. that’s what i take away from my time in Israel. i have been to Israel before and i will be back again, but this time it felt […]

16Feb 2018

Thank you for taking me on this impactful trip. The most powerful moments on the trip for me was visiting the various holy sites. In these Devine spaces I felt the gravity of the importance these sites have on their respective religions, a feeling I could only of had by being in these places which […]

03Mar 2017

Reverse Mifgash

March 3, 2017

By Lee Cohen Today is one the most exciting days on my Shlichut as an Israel fellow. It all started about 10 years ago, when the younger me got 5 days off from the army to participate in this program named Birthright. Awesome, vacation from the army AND hanging out with those cool American kids […]

27Jan 2017

Welcome Back Shabbat

January 27, 2017

Welcome back to campus, tigers! The semester will soon be back in full swing, and with that let’s celebrate week 1 together as a community with a Shabbat celebration on campus. Below are the details for the evening. LOCATION: West Village Commons Ballroom A TIME: February 3rd, 6pm – Services, 7pm – Dinner Please RSVP […]

22Nov 2016

This is a question I had often been asked throughout my childhood, especially in school. My answer: YES! I’m not going to lie though. For the longest time as a kid, I thought Jews did not typically celebrate Thanksgiving. I come from an interfaith family where my mother is Jewish and my dad grew up […]

19Aug 2016

Hillel FAQ

August 19, 2016

To start the school year off right, here’s a brief FAQ so we don’t mix up our Hamans and our Moses’. 1) First off, what is Towson Hillel? Towson Hillel is a home for Jewish students where they can participate in tikkun olam (community service), Jewish learning, social events, holidays and Shabbat. All are welcome to […]

05Apr 2016

You are cordially invited to hear Halina Silber In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Towson University Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 7:00 PM University Union, Loch Raven Room Mrs. Silber is one of the survivors made famous by Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List Sponsored by the Department of Early Childhood Education (Teaching and Learning in a […]

28Mar 2016

Jewish Leadership Cohort

March 28, 2016

I am involved in a Jewish Leadership Cohort on campus. Lee Cohen, our Israel fellow, has put together an amazing program to help inspire and encourage leadership within the Jewish community. She serves as a guide and mentor to a group of about ten. Our group has a very special connection because most of us […]