Students of Towson Hillel

Where friends become family and school becomes community.


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.

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Get Involved

At Towson Hillel, we are dedicated to networking students with professionals within the community to help them grow professionally and offering a range of opportunities geared towards helping them continue their Jewish journey into adulthood. 

Work and Internship Opportunities

As a member of the Baltimore Jewish Community, Towson Hillel strives to find internship and work opportunities for our students. Read More

Mentorship Opportunities

Our Governing Board and community members have a wide breadth of expertise and are looking forward to mentoring Towson students. Read More

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars

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

Travel To Israel

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

Attend Shabbas

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

Join Student Leadership

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

Student Activities

  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. 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!

    Contact Lisa Bodziner for more info about JAM.

  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 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.

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  5. 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.

  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.

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