09Apr 2019

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 […]

14Feb 2019

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 […]

31Oct 2018

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 […]

24Oct 2018

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 […]

03Oct 2018

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 […]

16May 2018

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 […]

25Apr 2018

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 […]

13Apr 2018

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,” […]

Event Calendar

Hillel BBQ
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kick off Labor Day weekend with BBQ, music, and a chance to meet the whole TU Hillel staff team on Newell Field.

FYSH Ice Cream Social
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

First-Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) brings you delicious sundaes, speed-friending games, and a “What Does Judaism Mean to You” activity. Don’t miss this chance to bond with other new students and register for FYSH!

Welcome Back Shabbat
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We are so excited to welcome everyone back on campus with a family-style dinner! Services at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm.

“Heading Home” Movie Screening
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Exclusive documentary screening of “Heading Home” (see synopsis below). Talk back to follow. In partnership with Jewish Tigers Alumni Alliance (JTAA). Ballgame food provided.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.

Messy Twister
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get ready to get messy! Wear a white shirt for this colorful variation on the classic game of Twister. When you get tangled up and fall, you might just get covered in paint!!

Student Leadership Retreat at Pearlstone
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Family Weekend Shabbat
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Services at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm.

Family Weekend | Havdallah and Bonfire
Sep 21 @ 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Birthright Tailgate
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Do you want to learn more about Birthright Israel #BRI? Do you want FREE food and FREE custom swag? Do you love tailgating? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then join us at our #BRI tailgate!

Homing Shabbat Innovation Dinner
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm