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:  Juliana Ottomano juliana.ottomano@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; kosher food in Mary Fisher 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

Eden Borberg

Jewish Agency Israel Fellow
eden.borberg@goucher.edu

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

Goucher Meditation Club

The Goucher Meditation Club meets weekly to practice mindfulness meditation (shamatha).  We practice in the Chapel Undercroft on Thursdays, from 3:40-4:40 pm, 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 

 

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.   Tabara Sy, Dina Diani, Taz Sharif

Advisor:  Cynthia Terry

Unitarian Universalist Students

Join the UU Group to learn more about Universalist Unitarianism and join a community. Meetings are held Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Chapel Undercroft. All are welcome!

Student Leader:  Kate Longabaugh

Advisor:  Joyce Duncan

W(holy) Queer

A group for LGBTQ+ students who also identify as spiritual or religious, or want to identify in that way, to engage in conversation with one another around the intersections of those identities.  The first meeting of Spring 2019 will be Saturday, March 9, 1:30 pm in the Batza Room.

Student Leader:  Allison Stickley-Miner

Interfaith Council

The interfaith council is a group of students representing religious traditions and campus student groups that meets weekly for a simple homemade dinner and discussion. We seek to balance a variety of identities: religious tradition, student groups, gender identity, race, ethnicity, class year, major and more. The Interfaith Council seeks to bring together students of different religious and world view traditions, for multiple purposes:

• Getting to know one another as individuals;
• Reflecting on religious/spiritual/worldview needs on campus;
• Programming to meet these various needs;
• Advising the Chaplain and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
• Building an interfaith community that is both proactive and responsive

Apply here!