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.
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.

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.

Event Calendar

Here are some of the events happening on campus in the approaching months. 

Jul
16
Thu
Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #2
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Incoming freshmen, their parents and families, as well as prospective students are invited to join our Zoom call to meet Towson Hillel staff, other students, student leadership, and Hillel Board members to learn about Jewish life on campus and ask questions about our community! We look forward to having your loved one as part of our growing Hillel family!  

Topic: Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #2
Time: Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://hillel.zoom.us/j/96806764156?pwd=R2JUQWFMSEhIeGxJbkFCTUV6dzd2dz09

Registration Link
https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIld–vqD8rH9LeXxQZuJ8eO2-QRJlN0ciE  

Meeting ID: 968 0676 4156
Password: 885256

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,96806764156# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,96806764156# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 968 0676 4156
Find your local number: https://hillel.zoom.us/u/aeHr9LZrj9

Jul
19
Sun
Freshmen Welcome at the House
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
5
Wed
Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #3
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Incoming freshmen, their parents and families, as well as prospective students are invited to join our Zoom call to meet Towson Hillel staff, other students, student leadership, and Hillel Board members to learn about Jewish life on campus and ask questions about our community! We look forward to having your loved one as part of our growing Hillel family!  

Topic: Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #3
Time: Aug 5, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://hillel.zoom.us/j/92833351282?pwd=SkFuMS9HcXQxY1hIQktiYXVpbWphZz09

Registration Link
https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldOqrqzooEtZKgLmdHft70xlmXi0Sc-qd  

Meeting ID: 928 3335 1282
Password: 460530

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,92833351282# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,92833351282# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 928 3335 1282
Find your local number: https://hillel.zoom.us/u/aebsXhP6Re

Aug
13
Thu
Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #4—Challah Bake
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As for the description, maybe something along the lines of: “Please join us as our “Challah for Hunger” student leaders facilitate an interactive challah bake as we help earmark this special time with your children before they embark on this next step in their lives and educational journey. Please make your challah dough ahead of time. It should have already gone through its first rise and be ready to be formed into challah before its second rise and baking. Enjoy using a favorite challah recipe you already have or give this one a try.”

Easy Challah Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tsp. salt

3 eggs (+ 1 more to use later for the egg wash)

½ cup canola oil

¼ cup honey

6 cups bread flour

1/3-1/2 cup sugar (regular or vanilla sugar)

2 Tbs. active dry yeast (or 2 packets of rapid-rise/instant yeast)

1 2/3 cups hot tap water

 

Instructions:

Using a wooden spoon and your hands, (or you can use a food processor or Kitchen Aid mixer) combine the ingredients in the order in which they appear until well blended. 

A ball should form; if the dough is too sticky, add in a little flour.

Spray a large mixing bowl (one that will allow the dough to rise well) with cooking spray or ½ tsp. olive oil.

Put the dough in the bowl and then turn the dough so it’s coated on all surfaces with the spray or oil.

Cover the bowl with a light-weight towel or saran wrap. 

Place the bowl into the oven on a proofing setting or just let it stay on the counter. 

After 1 ½ hours, your dough should have at least doubled in size and you can uncover the bowl.

Dust your work surface with flour.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on the floured surface. 

Knead the dough a little bit until when you push it with your finger, the impression bounces back.

Cut the dough into portions to form into desired shapes.

Place formed challah on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or in a greased baking pan.

Cover with towel or saran wrap and let rise for another 1 – 1 ½ hours.

Uncover and use a basting brush to apply the egg wash (one egg beaten with a little bit of water). If using a sugar-type of topping, you can add about 1 tsp. of that in with the egg wash before brushing that on). If you’re using other toppings, such as garlic powder, rosemary, onion flakes, everything seasoning, poppy or sesame seeds, now is the time to shake those on.

Bake at 350 degrees for ~30 minutes or until golden brown on top. 

Enjoy!! J

Topic: Towson Hillel Combined Meet and Greet #4—Challah Bake
Time: Aug 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://hillel.zoom.us/j/94926497437?pwd=TkZyVEZ0bGozcVRTT0JBR0FieHVHUT09

Registration link
https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkde-spzwuGdNT8ZcaypJ3CSPusnETA6k3  

Meeting ID: 949 2649 7437
Password: 377217

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,94926497437# US (Germantown)
+16465588656,,94926497437# US (New York)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 949 2649 7437
Find your local number: https://hillel.zoom.us/u/aCfX5s5b4