Jewish Links

Goucher Hillel is committed to making the richness, diversity, and depth of Jewish life easily accessible. Below you'll find links to several online resources designed to do just that. Our staff are eager to field questions or point you in the right direction if you don't find what you're seeking on this list—and if your favorite link is missing, please let us know! For on-campus opportunities and resources, check out what we do.

Jewish Life

  • My Jewish Learning offers thousands of articles on all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life and is the leading transdenominational Jewish online encyclopedia.
  • Interfaith Family offers resources & services for interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. This site encourages Jewish choices and a welcoming Jewish community.
  • Ritual Well features prayers, meditations, and step-by-step, innovative rituals for all kinds of occasions. According to the site, “ritual helps us pay attention. From the joy of a recovery to the grief of a funeral, ritual helps us inhabit the breadth of human experience. When we engage in ritual, we leave the everyday and enter a space that touches and transforms us in profound and important ways.”
  • Looking for the current Hebrew date or what time Shabbat starts where you’ll be studying abroad next semester? Customize or view a calendar that suits your needs here.
  • Makom creates educational materials addressing the vibrant complexity of Israel: the people and the place.
  • The Jewish Multiracial Network advances Jewish diversity by bringing together and empowering Jews of Color and Jewish multiracial families and individuals to learn about and celebrate their Judaism.
  • NUJLS, the National Union for Jewish LGBT Students, is dedicated to building community for queer-identified Jewish students. NUJLS empowers Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex students to feel proud of and affirmed in all their identities.
  • Keshet works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life.

Jewish Life in Baltimore

  • THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore works to enhance and preserve Jewish life. It addresses charitable, educational, religious, humanitarian, health, cultural and social service needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally, in Israel and throughout the world. Goucher Hillel is a partner agency of THE ASSOCIATED.
  • Many local synagogues and congregants are eager to host Goucher students for religious services, meals, and educational or social events. Goucher students teach in local Hebrew schools as well.
  • J-more: Your Jewish B-more is an online events calendar for Jewish young adults in the Baltimore area. The site welcomes user-uploaded content regardless of an event’s political orientation or Jewish religious affiliation.
  • Local Jewish events for people of all ages are listed here.

Jewish Social Justice

  • Pursue, a project of American Jewish World Service and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, sparks and sustains social change by channeling the unlimited passion and potential of Jewish change-makers in their 20s and 30s into action for a more just world.
  • On1Foot is a portal to Jewish texts on a wide range of social justice themes. The texts on this site are searchable by topic, type of literature, and time period.
  • Bend the Arc, representing a merger of the Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice, engages people and communities throughout the United States in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice.
  • The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. NIF believes that Israel can live up to its founders’ vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race, gender or national identity.

Visiting Israel

  • The gift of an absolutely free, 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip is available to Jews between the ages of 18 and 26 who have not previously been on an organized peer trip to Israel. Students who wish to participate in an upcoming Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with Goucher Hillel may sign up here.
  • Masa Israel Journey accredits more than 200 five- to twelve-month programs in Israel and provides scholarship funding to young adults to participate in those programs.
  • Goucher College offers study abroad programs in Israel. Learn more here.

Major Jewish Denominations in the United States

Graduate Programs (Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education, Rabbinical & Cantorial, etc.)

Jewish News