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Enriching Jewish Life on Campus

Towson Hillel has been on Towson University campus since 1997. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results. 

Let's Kibbitz for 10 Minutes About Jewish Life on Campus

by Dana Ponsky

“Many high school students and parents/family members are on social media asking their peers for insight into the Jewish life experience at colleges around the country. Beside what people can find on websites, there is not a fun, captivating, and easy resource for families to learn about the Jewish life experience on many campuses. I want to help change that!”

In this video, Dana interviews Lisa Bodziner, Executive Director of TU Hillel. Lisa shares details about the Jewish life experience on TU Hillel’s campus.  You can learn more about Dana Ponsky and her work by clicking here.

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OFF-CAMPUS

Towson Hillel House

The Towson Hillel House is located on 133 East Chesapeake Avenue, between Towsontown Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. We are open Monday–Friday from 9AM to 5PM (except holidays) with a rotating staff schedule. Street parking is available.

ON-CAMPUS

Towson Hillel Lounge

The Hillel lounge is located on campus at Newell Dining Hall on the second floor, near Kosher Corner. We are open Monday–Friday from 9AM to 5PM (except holidays) with a rotating staff schedule.

If you have questions, please call Lisa Bodziner at (912) 659-3746 or email her at lisa@towsonhillel.org

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Towson University Hillel Staff

Towson Hillel Staff​

top to bottom: Lisa Bodziner (Executive Director), Mark Del Gallo (Design & Marketing), McKenna Bates (Israel Engagement Associate), Leora Match (Program Director) and Jake Campbell (Deputy Director).

Find out more about this amazing team!

Executive Student Board

The E-Board is an elite group of student leaders who have a passion to bring their ideas to life. The E-Board is designed for any student that is driven, creative, outgoing, and innovative. Each student leader receives seed funding for their project, networking opportunities, professional coaching, and a connection to a diverse cohort of students seeking professional growth.

Towson Hillel, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, can respond in times of crisis and to whatever comes next, thanks to the funding and financial support it receives from The Associated’s Annual Campaign. Now, more than ever, we need your support to continue meeting the growing and evolving needs in our community. We are here for you. We are Here for Good. Join us: associated.org/give.

Towson University Hillel is an agency of The Associated

Towson University-Hillel is proud to be an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore along with 26 other agencies.  We harness the strength of our agencies to form ONE network. This allows us to serve you, our community and the world better. Each of our agencies, receives a significant portion of their funding from The Associated. Each of our agencies also have access to many services provided by The Associated such as: finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and more. This approach allows us to collectively meet the needs of today’s Jews and tomorrow’s leaders.  

Supporting The Associated has direct benefit to Towson University-Hillel and to the other agencies in our network. A donation to The Associated embodies the phrase “kol areyvim zeh b’zeh” — all Jews are responsible for one another — and makes you an important part of the collective strength of our community.

Your financial support of The Associated ensures that, together, we can create engaging educational experiences that will strengthen our Jewish future, provide critical social services to those who need a helping hand, advocate for social justice and equality for all and connect to Jews in Israel and around the world.

Every dollar you give to The Associated is used wisely to make a positive impact on our agencies like Towson University-Hillel , on Jewish Baltimore and the world.  We believe together we can make the world a better place.

Donate now to The Associated and ensure agencies like Towson University-Hillel continue to thrive.

You can give with confidence because The Associated has received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 7 years in a row. Nearly ninety cent of every dollar that you donate, goes directly to benefit our agencies, programs and services.