Baltimore Hebrew Institute
Baltimore Hebrew Institute, located in the College of Liberal Arts, has three main areas of focus:
BHI is committed to supporting the education of Judaic scholars, educators, and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Students enrolled in TU's Judaic Studies graduate programs have access to BHI's need- and merit-based scholarship and fellowship opportunities. In addition, BHI focuses on development to sustain and expand the extensive Judaic collection at the Albert Cook Library. Please click here for gifts to the library, or here for gifts to scholarship or program support.
Currently, Towson University offers the following programs in Judaic Studies:
For more information on all the degree programs, dual degrees, and graduate certificates affiliated with the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, please contact Jill Max, Director, BHI. The Baltimore Hebrew Institute serves as a hub for TU's Judaic Studies graduate students. By working closely with student representatives, BHI supports and promotes student life through a variety of special programs, social activities, and events jointly-sponsored with Hillel. Alumni of Baltimore Hebrew University are welcomed as Towson University alumni affiliated with the BHI.
Inspired by the Jewish value of study for its own sake (Torah l'shma), the Institute hosts an array of Judaic studies programs, including continuing education classes, Hebrew language courses, scholarly lectures, and symposia in order to encourage literacy, dialogue and understanding for and among people of all traditions. In addition, the BHI serves as a bridge between Towson University and the broader community interested in higher Jewish education.