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Towson Hillel Values

Our Mission

Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.



Our Vision

We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Hillel envisions a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. To achieve our mission and vision, our work focuses on core facets of Jewish life including Jewish learning, holiday and Shabbat celebration, arts and culture and building a meaningful, ongoing relationship with Israel. Hillel supports students’ spiritual growth and wellness, promotes leadership development and empowers students to make an impact on the broader community. Hillel builds relationships that promote understanding among diverse groups, advocates for Jewish students, and strives to ensure a safe and supportive atmosphere on campus.

B’tzelem Elohim

In the Divine Image:  We welcome every student as their whole self, honoring their unique Jewish journeys as we empower their growth as individuals and Jews.

Chavruta

Relationships:  Authentic relationships grounded in respect and kindness are the foundation of Hillel’s work and the basis for facilitating growth, learning and community. Our primary relationship is with students, whom the organization is here to serve. We also value key relationships that advance our mission – with our professional colleagues, our university and organizational partners, and our supporters.

Kehillah

Community:  Jewish life at its core is a collective experience, encompassing the multifaceted connections that bind us together as a Jewish people. We are committed to creating diverse, supportive, sustaining communities, in which students and professionals can celebrate, explore, learn, take risks and grow. Our commitment to pluralism is strengthened when these communities are given space for active expression in respectful encounter with one another.

Ahavat HaBeriyot

Love of All Humanity:  Our work is informed both by our love of the Jewish people and a commitment to be engaged global citizens dedicated to amplifying the good and repairing the broken in the Jewish community and the world.

Am Yisrael Chai

Commitment to Israel:  Hillel is steadfastly committed to the support of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure and recognized borders as a member of the family of nations. Hillel seeks to provide every Jewish student with the opportunity to explore and build an enduring relationship withIsrael. Hillel desires that students are able to articulate why Israel plays an important role in their personal Jewish identities and how Israel continues to influence Jewish conversations, global Jewish peoplehood, and the world

Hachnasat Orchim

Radical Hospitality:  At Hillel we meet students where they are at. We believe in creating an environment where all members of our community feel comfortable, safe, and are able to thrive. We likewise encourage our community members to welcome all that come into our space as if they were members of their family. After all, Hillel is a home away from home.

Tzedakah

Generosity & gratefulness:  At Hillel we strive to show our gratefulness to our community members. After all, we know that this community is not possible without the contributions of time and money from students and donors. We likewise strive to foster a culture where our community members likewise show their gratefulness to others in their community and are encouraged to give back.

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year is on its way,
So, it’s time to order your beautiful Rosh Hashanah packages from TU Hillel today!

Click the link below to order for yourself, a TU student, friends or family,
And the recipient will get everything needed to celebrate the chag and ring in 5783!

Orders must be placed by 10am on Sunday, September 7, 2022,
Local deliveries will be made on Sunday morning, September 18th, and when it’s revealed that this awesome holiday gift is from you!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will help keep programs thriving for Jewish students at Towson University,
Todah rabbah for supporting this effort, and we wish a Shana Tovah to you and your family!

Click the link below to purchase your Rosh Hashanah packages today. 
The ordering deadline is Wednesday, September 7th so please make sure not to delay!

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