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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. 

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. 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.

Work and Internship Opportunities

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

Mentorship Opportunities​

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

High Holidays

Check out some of the services we are offering this holiday season, such as, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.

Travel To Israel

Travel to Israel for free and experience unforgettable ancient sites, cultural attractions, natural wonders, and local delicacies.

Experience Shabbat

Whether you’re accustomed to celebrating Shabbat every week, just on special occasions, or are new to the experience, Towson Hillel has a wide variety of options for you to explore. Learn more about Catered, OneCard, and Hosted Shabbat.

Join Student Leadership

Contribute, grow, and develop as a student leader through Hillel. The Executive Student Board gives you the chance to shape the Jewish community on campus while learning integral skills that will serve you in college and beyond! 

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.

Student Groups

The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for Towson students who are looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. Together, we ask big questions – Who am I? What kind of friends do I want to have? How do I bring balance to my life? And we don’t purport to have any of the answers! We make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. JLF is a place to explore the tradition in a safe space and to find your own place, on your terms, in Judaism’s great conversation. Each week, we break bread together, read Jewish text and talk. 

Our hope is that, by the end of the semester, JLF graduates will have:

1. Jewish friends.
Let’s be real: Jewish life doesn’t happen by yourself in your dorm room or apartment. It happens with other people. We want Fellows to have a bigger Jewish social network on campus at the end of JLF.

2. A Jewish community.
It’s powerful and transformative to feel part of something bigger than yourself. We hope Fellows will feel a part of Jewish community on campus at the end of the Fellowship.

3. A newfound love for Jewish learning and exploration.
The wisdom found in Jewish texts, both ancient and contemporary, can be surprising, complicated, delightful, weird, mysterious, perplexing, and fun. We read these texts broadly and generously in JLF, and we count on Fellows adding their unique voices and perspectives to our conversations.

If you are interested in participating in the Jewish Learning Fellowship, please contact us for more information!

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

Contact us for more info about how to apply.

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 us for more info about FYSH events.

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 us for more info about Challah For Hunger.

Facebook: TUChallah4Hunger 

Instagram: @TUchallah4Hunger

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 McKenna Bates for more info about Tigers for Israel.

Towson University has a thriving Greek Life which includes several Jewish Heritage Fraternities such as AEPi and ZBT. Click Here for more information on Greek Life on campus.

Jewish Learning Fellowship 

Rosh Hashanah Packages

A TU Hillel Tradition

With just weeks until the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, and just over one month until Rosh Hashanah 5784 it’s the perfect time to order your Towson University Hillel Rosh Hashanah Package(s)

These packages are a great way to share the love with student(s), friends, family, and neighbors, all while supporting TU Hillel!


NEW for 5784!

Support older adults in need in our community through TU Hillel’s partnership with Jewish Community Services (JCS) by purchasing a Rosh Hashanah Package!

Packages gifted to local adult clients of JCS will bring great joy and sweetness to them during the holiday; as many of them are isolated and without family nearby.