Towson University has an active and diverse Jewish presence on campus. We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community! Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. It is our goal to provide our Jewish Community with 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. We encourage all students from every background to participate in our events, hang out in the Hillel Lounge, or come to one of our Shabbat dinners.
For information on our upcoming events, check out our calendar page, and also make sure you follow us on Facebook. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions, or would like more information concerning Jewish life on Towson’s campus.
As a member of the Baltimore Jewish Community, Towson Hillel strives to find internship and work opportunities for our students. Read More
Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars is a Reform Jewish Religious Service sponsored by Baltimore Hebrew Congregation to be held at Oregon Ridge Park “Under the Stars.” Come with a blanket and some snacks as we bring in the new year together. Read More
Birthright is a free trip to Israel for Jewish young adults 18 to 26. Experience unforgettable ancient sites, cultural attractions, natural wonders, and local delicacies during the adventure of a lifetime. Read More
Whether you’re accustom to celebrating Shabbat every week, just on special occasions, or only at summer camp, Towson Hillel has a wide multitude of options for you to explore. Learn more about Catered, OneCard, and Hosted Shabbat. Read More
Contribute, grow, and develop as a student leader through Hillel. Being a student leader gives you the chance to shape the Jewish community on campus while learning integral skills that will serve you in college and beyond! Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]