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Hillel Plays Key Role for Students during Remote Semester The beautiful traditions of this holiday—lighting the menorah each night, eating delicious latkes, spinning the dreidel, and exchanging presents—are something we cherish and hold dear, especially in challenging times like these. And these joyous rituals connect the Jewish students we serve and us to something even […]

Impact Report Thanks to your support this past year, Goucher Hillel was able to provide high-quality connections to Jewish life for our students. Goucher Hillel is thankful to all of our supporters who make it possible for students to deepen their connection to Judaism while at college. We are grateful for the individuals, foundations, and […]

Deepening and Diversifying This year, Goucher utilized grant funds from the Meyerhoff Grandchildren Fund and Blaustein Education Fund to deepen our students’ Jewish knowledge and expand their sense of what community can be. From a 10-week Jewish Learning Fellowship course with eight participants to impactful speakers like Vanessa Hidary (AKA the Hebrew Mamita, pictured above […]

Thinking Globally This fall, Beth Vander Stoep joins Goucher Hillel in a new full-time staff position as the global Jewish life and engagement coordinator. In January, Goucher Hillel completed a strategic planning process that emphasizes programming with deeper Jewish content and engagement with diverse perspectives and identities. Through conversations with students and partners at Goucher […]

Adapting and Innovating Dear Goucher Hillel Community and Supporters, When I last gathered in person with our students, it was to honor our outgoing assistant director, Rachel Plotkin, shortly before Spring Break on March 12. It gave us a chance to look back on Rachel’s six years of impact, and on what had been a […]

Students celebrated the FIRST EVER Shabbat 100 where they planned and executed a Shabbat for over 100 people. A huge thank you goes to Shabbat Committee Lee Winters ’21, Hallie Rubin ’22, and Leah Soyer ’22 and Co-Presidents Anna Trulio ’20 and Alexis Mantell ’19 for spearheading and executing this amazing event with the rest […]

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