TU Parents

The talented Hillel staff cherishes the chance to work with each student and seeks to offer a host of meaningful entry points into Jewish campus life.

Hillel of Towson University is here to provide your student with a solid and thriving Jewish community away from home. Towson University Hillel is at the center of a vibrant Jewish community for over 2000 university-age Jews in Towson and the metro Baltimore area. We offer students the opportunity to develop their own Jewish community with initiatives that are personally meaningful and life transforming. Through Hillel, your son or daughter will benefit from a range of opportunities geared towards helping them continue their Jewish journey into adulthood.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Lisa Bodziner at lisa@towsonhillel.org.

Join Parents Tiger Club

Help us continue to be the home away from home that our students need during this crucial time in their lives.

Dedication to Towson Hillel ensures that our students identify and have experiences on campus which are rich and meaningful with Jewish culture, content and warmth. Our students are the next generation of Jewish leaders wherever they may live. Help strengthen their Jewish pride and connection now! Your meaningful contribution plays a vital role in providing a transformative Jewish experience for all of our students at Towson University’s Hillel!

All Tiger Parents receive:
  • A personal thank you call from our students
  • An awesome Towson Tiger T-shirt to wear with Tiger Pride
  • Quarterly updates
  • Special invitations to parent and family weekend events
  • A copy of our annual report.

Your $360 donation will sponsor programs for First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) throughout the year, sustaining their involvement and interest in Jewish life on campus during their freshman year or first year at Towson University Hillel.


Your $540 donation supports a single student participating in THIC (Towson Hillel Incubator Cohort). Students learn about networking, receive leadership skills and engage new Jewish students on campus through this competitive internship.


Your $720 donation enables 5 students to facilitate Shabbat in their apartments/dorms and covers the cost of these students to participate in Shabbat experiences at Hillel monthly.  


Your $1800 donation will sponsor a Shabbat dinner for fifty Towson Hillel students to participate in an enriching, meaningful and delicious Shabbat dinner!


Your $5000 donation will partially sponsor our Jewish educator brought on board to enrich and deepen Jewish experiences and education on campus.

Goodbye, Back-to-School Blues

By: Janice Russell

As parents, we want our children to thrive during the fragile back-to-school season. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of reasons this might not happen. From fears of their new responsibility and social anxiety to personal problems at home and having the wrong homework setup, your child faces issues each day that you may not consider. If you find yourself with a child unable to cope with the end of summer, keep reading for ways to help them keep their cool.

Student Involvement

There are tons of ways for your son or daughter to get involved.  Below are a few examples of our thriving community around Towson. Click on each item to learn more.

  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. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


Event Calendar

Here are some of the events happening on campus in the approaching months.