JSA- Jewish Students Association- The Jewish Students Association aims to create a welcoming environment that will empower all Jewish students to develop authentic Jewish Identities. For more information, please contact the JSA President.
Hopkins J Street U: J Street U is a national movement that stands for a two State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We engage in thoughtful/critical discussion on campus. We believe in a Jewish & Democratic state and self-determination for the Palestinian people. Hopkins J Street U is an active group that works collaboratively with the other 2 Israel groups within Hillel, with Hopkins campus groups and with the national J Street U organization.
IMF – Israel Middle-East Forum: A non-partisan, non-denominational pro-Israel political group that works to strengthen the US- Israel relationship primarily through engaging and establishing rapports with student leaders and lobbying and working with members of Congress. Students involved in HAPI travel regularly to Washington D.C. to lobby and to engage in Israel advocacy. HAPI students participate in the AIPAC policy conference and summer internships.
JiGL – Jews in Greek Life: Students involved in Greek life engage in planning programming for all Jewish student through JiGL. JiGL’s free Shabbat dinners draw a crowd of over 100 and last year’s Purim party brought in 400 students. Even students who do not participate in Greek life love JiGL’s open, lively and fun Jewish events.
FYSHH – First Year Students at Hillel: A group designed for first year students to explore and develop a community. Past programs have included Gelty Pleasures: Hannukah Party, featuring a latke eating contest, and a Hammentashen baking event to donate to Chana (a shelter for abused women in Baltimore). We are looking forward to future events that infuse Judaism into fun, purposeful programs that bring value to the entire Hopkins campus community!
JLF – Jewish Learning Fellowship: A ten-week fellowship that brings together college students to discuss meaningful topics, study Jewish texts, build community, and meet new people. More information can be found here.
JGSA – The Jewish Graduate Student Association: The JGSA is working hard to provide a variety of meaningful opportunities to all Jewish graduate students. Hillel is working on planning a number of events that may include happy hours, Shabbat dinners, and sporting events. Are you a graduate student interested in Judaism and/or Hillel? If so, please contact Rachel Gordon, email@example.com.
Ketzev, A Capella (Ketzev is Hebrew for “rhythm”): The official Johns Hopkins Jewish a Capella Group. Founded in 1997, they have continued to spread their music around Hopkins and the local Baltimore community.
JLIC – Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus: The JLIC is an OU program that was established in order to facilitate Jewish learning on college campuses. The JLIC couple works in partnership with Hillel in order to provide educational Jewish programming and to create an environment comfortable for observant students. Currently, the JLIC offers multiples classes per week. Additionally, Rabbi Don and Leora Cantor, our JLIC couple, work one on one with students to learn the topic of their choice. Follow our Facebook page at JLIC@JohnsHopkins.
Oy Gay – Hopkins Hillel LGBTQ Group: Join in community other LGBTQ Jewish students! If interested, contact Rabbi Shira.
Hillel Welcome Squad: Join other students to welcome first-year students!
Jewish Nursing Student Association- For more info visit the Facebook group!
Orthodox Minyan: The Orthodox minyan holds daily Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv services as well as services every Shabbat. Learning programs are offered throughout the week through the JLIC program, including Gemara Shiur, Pizza and Parsha, and various guest speakers. All are welcome, regardless of background or affiliation.
Conservices (Conservative Minyan): An egalitarian service every Friday evening, some Saturday mornings, and High Holy Days. Want to learn more? Come check out services on Friday night!
Reform Community: Friday night and High Holy Day services throughout the semester.