Students at Towson Hillel

Where friends become family and school becomes community.

Prospective Students

Towson Hillel actively celebrates Jewish life in a variety of ways. Nosh on apples and honey with us for High Holiday services and meals, join us for Shabbat Friday night, and feel as welcome as Elijah with our fully kosher for Passover food all of Passover.

Join us for Birthright

Want to go to Israel with a group of new friends that also go to Towson? Birthright is a free trip to Israel for Jewish young adults 18 to 26. Travel and connect with land in this 10 day immersive experience.

Kosher Food

And if you get a little hungry, enjoy our Kosher food for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. With meals like shwarma, customized omelets, pasta, and fresh cookies you’re sure to find something good to eat. Our kitchen is certified kosher by Star K of Baltimore.

General food questions?
Connect with John Slater
Director of Dining Services
(T) 410-704-2534
John.Slater@Compass-USA.com

Kashrut questions?
Contact Star K
122 Slade Ave. Suite 300 | Baltimore, MD 21208.
(T) 410.484.4110 (F) 410.653.9294
star-k@star-k.org

We’d love to meet you!

The Hillel is located in the Hillel Lounge in Newell Hall – attached to the dining hall. Contact Hillel Director if you have any questions.

Student Groups

There are tons of ways for students to get involved in Jewish life on campus. Check out our Calendar of Events and below are a few examples of our thriving community around Towson. Click on each item to learn more.

  1. Towson Hillel Incubator Cohort (THIC)

    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.