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There's a (Jewish) revolution brewing in Towson.

Towson University is growing exponentially and so is the number of Jewish students attending and living in the Towson area which has increased 5% over the last three years. It’s predicted that by 2025 there will be 2,000 Jewish students on campus! 90% remain in the Baltimore metro area after graduation.

Giving opportunities

We have a matching challenge grant of $50,000 established with the generosity and vision of Becky Brenner and the Ronnie H. and Allie Russel Charitable Foundation!


Towson Commons Space


Kitchen Space


Welcome Entrance and Offices


Lounge / recreation Area


We are preparing

for the future by moving into new space in the middle of the commercial center of Towson, a revolutionary move for a revolutionary time. Convenient to campus, work, dorms, retail and nightlife—our flexible new space will provide a central spot for Hillel programs of all kinds; and a place for the Towson Jewish community to gather, too!

  • Full kitchen for cooking demonstrations, holiday parties, family events
  • Large multi-purpose room that can accommodate 100+ for meals, services, programs, game tables such as ping-pong and foosball which will be available to rent
    out as well for local businesses, work events, community gatherings, etc.
  • Comfortable workspaces, chairs, and sofas
  • Spaces perfect for studying or hanging out with friends
  • Private offices for learning, meeting planning, and counseling
  • Conference room for large educational seminars or meetings

Your investment in us is an investment in our students and alumni as they explore their relationship with Jewish traditions, family, memory, Israel, and community. Many, upon graduation will stay within the Baltimore area and become the next generation of leaders, donors and community members. We can’t do it without you!



Thank you to those who have already made a contribution to this Towson Commons project. We still need help. 


Becky Brenner and the Ronnie H. and Alli Russel Charitable Foundation


Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds


The Harvey and Linda Litofsky Family Foundation

Hirschorn Foundation



Larry Amsterdam

Adam and Allison Baumwald

Steven and Brooke Bernstein

Jackie Cohen

Deena and Jay Dermer

Jeff Rosen, RSF&J

The Smolarz/Sanders Family

Christopher Steele

Harel Turkel


Lewis and Sandy Schneider

Myrna Cardin

Skip Vichness

Larry Amsterdam

Lisa Bodziner and Kenny Goldberg

Ann H. Kahan

Andy Pollakoff and Evolution Electric

Ellen Kahan Zager and Jack Zager

David Zager and Maurice Electric

Up To $999

Students $100-180

Yoni Aharon

Natasha Baum

Dan Elice

Sydney Marantz

Jodi Teitelman

Special Signage

The Litofsky Lounge (TV Wall in Lounge)

Ronnie H. & Alli Russel Charitable Foundation (Front Window)

TU Hillel

is on the ground inspiring, leading, cultivating, renewing, teaching and engaging thousands of students as they grow academically, spiritually, and emotionally—connecting them more intimately with Jewish tradition, culture, community and Israel.

  • Big Shabbat on Campus
  • Challah for Hunger
  • First Year Students of Hillel Initiative
  • Israel Learning Fellowship
  • Jewish Learning Fellowship
  • Jewish Tiger Alumni Alliance Monthly
  • Matzah Ball Soup Deliveries
  • Tigers for Israel

Centrally located in downtown Towson, the space is easily accessible by foot from campus and has the added benefit of off-street parking and full-time security. It will provide: a full kitchen, a large multi-purpose room that can accommodate 100+ for meals, services, programs, game tables such as ping-pong and foosball, comfortable workspaces, chairs, and sofas, spaces perfect for studying or hanging out with friends, private offices for learning and Hillel planning meetings and a conference room for large educational seminars or meetings.

To learn more:

Rabbi Alex Salzberg, Director Towson University Hillel