Religious Student Groups

Goucher Christian Fellowship

Goucher Christian Fellowship (GCF) is community with a mission. We're affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national para-church ministry whose vision is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. GCF hosts regular Bible studies, prayer meetings, spiritual discussions, service projects, weekend retreats and social events. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about God, exploring spirituality, or growing in faith. GCF members attend a variety of churches in the area and are glad to help individuals searching for a church home.

Staff:  Eden Freishtat eden.freishtat@goucher.edu

Goucher Hillel

Goucher Hillel is the central address for Jewish life at Goucher College. Goucher Hillel empowers Jewish students to advance their own Jewish journeys and inspires all Goucher students to lead lives of meaning and impact. Through Goucher Hillel, students find shabbat and holiday celebrations; ways to actively pursue social justice, Jewish learning & spiritual growth; opportunities to grow as leaders; dynamic connections with Jewish culture, the Jewish people, and Israel; a full-service kosher dining hall; and a link to events and resources in the wider Baltimore Jewish community and around the globe. Goucher Hillel events are student-driven and open to all members of the Goucher community, regardless of faith or background.

Program Staff

Rabbi Josh Snyder
Executive Director
410-337-6404
hillel@goucher.edu

Rachel Plotkin
Jewish Student Life Coordinator
410-337-6545

Shir Baharon

Israel Engagement Coordinator
410-207-6444

For more information, visit our website at www.goucherhillel.com.

Goucher Chabad

Chabad is a "home away from home" for the Jewish student at Goucher. The highlight of the week is the Shabbat dinner, which provides students with an intimate setting to eat, meet new friends, and celebrate Shabbat in a spiritually and intellectually stimulating ambience. Everything Chabad does at Goucher - from its weekly Torah classes in Kabbalah/Chassidic philosophy, Talmud, or the five Books of Moses, to social events and holiday programming - is designed to enable students to strengthen their Jewish identity. For more information, contact (410) 825-0779, e-mail chabad@goucher.edu, or visit www.jewishtowson.com.

Staff:  Rebbe Mendy Rivkin

Quaker Meeting For Worship

Quaker Meeting for Worship is held weekly for any interested community members.  Meeting is unprogrammed but will occasionally involve worship sharing on concerns of the Goucher community or queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting.  Silent meetings are an opportunity for quiet prayer, meditation or reflection and are open to those with and without experience with Quakerism and to people of all faith commitments.  Questions about Quakerism are always welcome as well!

Times vary; contact Ann for information.  Feel free to arrive late or leave early, as your schedule allows.

Adviser: Ann Duncan

Goucher Meditation Club

The Goucher Meditation Club meets weekly to practice mindfulness meditation (shamatha).  We practice in the Chapel on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30.m., with sessions consisting of 25 minutes of sitting meditation followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation and another 25 minutes of sitting.  Instruction is available on request, and no experience is required.  All are welcome!
Advisor: Justin Brody (on sabbatical fall 2015)

Student leader:  Aria Egbhal

Liberal Christian Perspectives

Liberal Christian Perspectives is a multi-week conversation on the subjects of convtroversy in the world from a liberal Christian point of view. Offered by Chaplain Cynthia Terry, these discussions will cover the following: approaches to Scripture, Sexuality and Christianity, and Activism and Christianity. Dinner will be provided. Liberal Christian Perspectives is a judgement-free zone, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early as your schedule allows. 

Please email cynthia.terry@goucher.edu for more info.

Advisor: Cynthia Terry

 

Hindu Students

While there is not a Hindu students group, we do have Hindu students at Goucher.  Contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry for more info.

Muslim Students

The Muslim Circle is a space for Muslim students in all levels of their faith to get together and support one another, learn from and with each other, and form community together.

Contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry or Nejaat Ibrahim '19

Unitarian Universalist Students

A UU student group is forming!  Contact Cynthia Terry