college students from 11 Hillels are supported by our community through Jewish resources, holiday celebrations, and community building.
Her search for a sense of family while away at school guided her to University of Maryland’s Campus Hillel. Jennifer shares how that involvement shaped the trajectory of her Jewish journey as a young adult.
“At age 18, I left home for the University of Maryland. I loved all that the large, vibrant campus had to offer, but I missed the close sense of community I felt back home. I went to visit the campus Hillel and it quickly became my home away from home—expanding my Jewish identity in ways I could never imagine while away at school. The work each Hillel does is critical to ensuring that Jewish students have access to Jewish continuity on campus, an impact that transcends far beyond our Hillel years, just as it did for me.
families strengthen their connections to Jewish values through educational, creative and meaningful community programming for parents and children.
members of our community have established a stronger connection to Israel through their relationship with Federation’s Congregational Shlichim (emissaries).
in grants were awarded to families enabling their children to experience Jewish overnight camp for the first time.
families in search of a welcoming community, have had one-on-one meetings with j.family ambassadors to help connect them to a Jewish network of families.