The mission of Hillel's Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning is to encourage ways of Jewish living and learning for students, professionals, and lay leaders. Endowed by the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, the Center contributes to the Jewish renaissance on campus by infusing the entire Hillel experience with Jewish content. Through targeted programs and initiatives, the Meyerhoff Center fosters Jewish learning in a variety of venues, from the Internet, to dorm rooms, to traditional modes of text study. The Center creates continuing education opportunities for campus professionals, while also providing Jewish content for social action initiatives powered by Weinberg Tzedek Hillel. The Center also promotes the traditional model of Beit Midrash group text study at national conferences and on campus, bringing the texts and debates of ancient times into dialogue with today's students. The overall goal of the Meyerhoff Center's initiatives is to enrich everyone Hillel engages with a deeper understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture.
Through the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning, Hillel's Web site offers text studies grouped by topics including the holidays, Jewish values, and Pirkei Avot. Special text studies on such topics as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech are also available for downloading. In addition, the parsha archives contain divrei Torah for the portion of the week indexed back through the past four years. These divrei Torah are written using Hillel's unique Torah Navigator format that encourages readers to engage with the text in an interactive way. You can also access Shabbat Notes or the Birkat Hamazon. Use these resources to help you take the reins of your Jewish journey!