Israel & Global Life

As part of our mission to promote education and understanding of Israel and Jewish cultures around the world, Goucher Hillel has a robust curriculum of opportunities for students to learn about these diverse narratives. Every winter Goucher Hillel partners with the other local Baltimore Hillels to visit Israel on a 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip. We also have speakers and conversations to delve into different aspects of Israel, including politics, culture, Hebrew language, and current events.

In the spring semester, Goucher students are given the opportunity to participate in the Israel Learning Fellowship, which is a seven-to-eight week curriculum designed to help students ask thought provoking questions about Israel, Jewish identity, and what it means to be Jewish in today’s geopolitical world.

At Goucher Hillel we believe the best way to have a conversation about Jewish cultures is to literally get a taste of the foods that are important to them; thus many Global Jewish Life programs center around cooking. Global Jewish Life programs have included shakshuka-making workshops, Sauerkraut in the Sukkah, Hamsa Paint Night, Krafting Kreplach, and so much more.

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