TU Parents

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. 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.

If you have any questions about TU Hillel or The Parents Tiger Club, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, lisa@towsonhillel.org

Parents Tiger Club

Join Towson University Hillel’s Parents Tigers Club Today!

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

First Year Students of Hillel

Your gift 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.

Proud Parents

Your gift 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.

Shabbat Facilitator

Your gift 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.  

Shabbat Together

Your gift will sponsor a Shabbat dinner for 50 students to participate in an enriching, meaningful and delicious Shabbat dinner!

Jewish Enrichers

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

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 and a copy of our annual report.

Student Activities

There are tons of ways for students to get involved in Jewish life on Towson University's campus. 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.

    For more information on how to apply contact us!

  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.

    For more information on upcoming FYSH events, contact us.

  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!

    If you are interested in learning more about JAM please contact us.

  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 US., Canada, Australia, and England! The Towson University Challah for Hunger Chapter was founded in Fall 2013. The Towson University 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! If you are interested in getting involved, please like our Facebook page “TUChallah4Hunger” or follow our Instagram account @TUchallah4Hunger for more information!

    If you are interested in learning more about Challah For Hunger please contact us.

  5. Tigers for Israel

    If you are interested in learning more about Tigers for Israel please contact us.

    We are a group of pro-Israel students at Towson University with a mission to create and enhance the positive image of Israel on campus, as well as connect students from diverse backgrounds to Israeli culture.

    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.

  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.

Event Calendar

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

Big Shabbat
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TU Hillel Celebrates Turning 21 @ Towson University’s Towsontown Field
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Towson University Hillel is turning 21 and is throwing a party to celebrate!

For 21 years, TU Hillel has enriched the lives of Jewish students, alumni, staff and allies on the Towson University campus and across the greater Towson community through mentorship, networking opportunities and meaningful events and programs. To celebrate, the organization is throwing a birthday bash and fundraiser.

Grab your blankets and chairs, and enjoy an afternoon of live music from Tall in the Saddle and False Peaks, family-friendly activities and tabling from local organizations. Kosher food from Dougie’s and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) will be available for purchase.

(Parking available in the adjacent Towsontown Garage)


Judaism and Gender Faculty Panel (JWI)
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm