The Baltimore Hebrew Institute (formerly Baltimore Hebrew University) at Towson University is committed to supporting the education of Jewish studies scholars, educators and communal professionals who excel in their chosen fields.
Baltimore Hebrew Institute has three main areas of focus:
- To provide outstanding opportunities for advanced degrees in Jewish education & communal service and Jewish studies in a vibrant, cohesive community
- To provide community enrichment in ways that engage and welcome all who are interested
- To provide adult learners with an array of continuing education course offerings, special programs and community lectures in Judaic studies.
BHI offers engaging non-degree courses that provide opportunities for adults to deepen their understanding of Jewish and Israeli culture, history, education and community.
We are honored and proud to sustain and expand the largest collection of Judaic books and artifacts in the Southeastern United States, housed at Towson’s Albert S. Cook Library.
News & Events
Tzion: History. Heritage. Homeland
Year One of a Two Year Adult Education Course
Adult Education Hebrew Courses
Next round begins February 10th
Guest Speaker: Chen Tamir
5:00PM - LA 4110
Chen Tamir is Curator at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv and Curatorial Associate at Artis. She was listed by artnet as one of 25 women curators on the rise and by Artslant as one of 15 curators to watch in 2015.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Yaakov Garb The Complex Geographies of Waste: How Academic Research Impacts Political Policy
5:00PM - LA 4110
Dr. Yaakov Garb is a senior lecturer in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His fields of expertise include environmental studies and the social studies of science and technology. Dr. Garb has studied and written about a wide range of topics at the intersection of social and environmental issues, and his research has contributed to changes in public policy in Israel and Central Europe. Dr. Garb will share some of his recent research on the informal electronic waste sector internationally and in the Middle East.
Sayed Kashua and Assaf Gavron in Conversation
7:00PM - LA 2310
Program Director, Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service graduate programs
Dr. Hana Bor is the Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor, Program Director for Leadership in Jewish Education & Communal Service graduate programs, and is responsible for the creation of the 5-year BA/MA degree program in Family Science and Leadership.email@example.com