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Hillel’s Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience

“I feel an obligation to give back and help create meaningful, stimulating and diverse opportunities for the next generation of Jewish leaders, so that they may go on and enrich the world.”

– Seth Finkelstein, Jewish Student Life Coordinator, University of Maryland Hillel



During their formative college years, Hillel challenges students to explore, experience and create vibrant Jewish lives. 

Hillel’s Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience ensures that our professionals can enrich their student interactions with Jewish content and depth. Whether its content supports a student leadership meeting, service-learning trip, or simply a coffee date, the Meyerhoff Center enables Hillel professionals to bring Judaism into the everyday. By creating and disseminating content, such as conversation guides and text studies for holidays and current events, the Meyerhoff Center empowers Hillel professionals to reach students wherever they are, and offers new ways to explore our heritage.

Latest Resources:

A collection of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur sermons shared over the 5774 holidays, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the inspiration of Hillel professionals and students from across North America.

Hurricane Sandy affected thousands across the East Coast of the United States. In the aftermath, the Meyerhoff Center created a conversation guide of questions focused on this poster, courtesy of PJ Library and Voices & Visions. Explore these questions with your friends and family.

In partnership with Hillel’s Ask Big Questions, the Meyerhoff Center has developed several Jewish holiday conversation guides incorporating Jewish texts and themes. These guides can provide a framework for rich conversation among diverse groups of students from a range of Jewish backgrounds. Each guide features versions for both facilitators and participants.

  • Beit Midrash at Hillel Institute

Each year at our annual professional and student training conference, the Meyerhoff Center organizes a beit midrash (learning session) where hundreds of students and professionals convene to study a variety of Jewish texts and traditions together. The study during this session inspires many of the conversations throughout the conference. 

The Center is generously endowed by the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds. You can help further enrich the quality and depth of Jewish resources and Jewish life on campus.

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