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,” […]

16Feb 2018

Leaving Israel was a bittersweet experience. This trip mattered to me in more ways than I can express. Of course, I’m excited to begin my next semester at school but I’m also sad to have left the warm climate, both of the people and of the landscape of Israel. All the amazing, wonderful people that […]

Event Calendar

Shakshuka in the Sukkah @ Sukkah on Glen Esk Lawn (rain location Hillel Lounge)
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help Master Chef Shachar (our Israel Fellow) cook up his signature Israeli shakshuka recipe.

Venue: Sukkah on Glen Esk Lawn (rain location Hillel Lounge)

Challah for Hunger Bake
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our goal is to help relieve hunger and support individuals worldwide. Our chapter donates its profits to MAZON, as well as the Maryland Food Bank.

We are truly “baking a difference.”

The Gentle Man Project monthly meeting
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Eric Reisman has been a high school teacher for over 30 years, and friend of Towson Hillel for more than a decade. His focus has been on building community for men so that they can have what he has had with his lifelong high school cross country friends. Over the past 7 years Eric has been conducting workshops on The Gentle Man in many different settings. Towson Hillel will be starting a monthly Gentle Men’s group, led by Eric, to discuss issues around masculinity in a safe and confidential space. Topics for discussion will include building healthy sexual and social relations, and learning how to treat one another with respect and compassion. Check out Eric’s website to read more to see if this resonates with you at

Shabbat in the Sukkah @ Glen Esk Lawn (across from Newell Dining Hall)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Services at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm in the sukkah, Glen Esk Lawn (across from Newell Dining Hall) Enjoy a fall harvest-themed menu

JTAA Shabbat @ Lisa's House
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Jewish Tigers Alumni Alliance (JTAA) for Shabbat dinner in Lisa’s beautiful sukkah.

Hillel Trip to DC
Oct 27 all-day

Explore DC with friends!

Voter Registration Drive
Oct 29 all-day
Big Shabbat
Nov 1 all-day

Spooky Shabbat! Traditional food! 

Ping-Pong Tournament
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Who will be the Hillel ping-pong champion?

Rage Room Trip
Nov 10 all-day

Take out your end-of-semester angst and smash things!!