Ben and Esther Rosenbloom MARYLAND HILLEL Center

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A New Home for Maryland Hillel

Maryland Hillel is renowned for the vibrancy of its Jewish life, with students and staff developing initiatives and events. The new center will be a critical tool to both create community and enhance the student experience and strong culture of entrepreneurship.”

ARI ISRAEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The BEN AND ESTHER ROSENBLOOM MARYLAND HILLEL CENTER will be a space for students to deepen their personal connection to Judaism and the Jewish community, receive leadership training, participate in social justice initiatives, eat, socialize and study. The center will transform the student experience at the intersection of the classroom and the dorm room. It will be a vibrant and dynamic space that reflects the entrepreneurial students who come here, the traditions they value and their aspirations for the future.

A NEARLY 40,000-SQUARE-FOOT CENTER will include a mix of dedicated and flexible spaces for uses big and small, casual and curated. The design acknowledges the many ways culture, leadership and civic engagement nurture our students during a pivotal time in their lives. Students turn to us for social justice initiatives, leadership training, and meaningful spring break and summer travel. Hillel also provides a critical link to Israeli culture and society through Birthright Israel trips, Israel groups and more. These opportunities require dynamic spaces that can serve a crowd or a small study group.






Fast Facts

  • Nearly 40,000 square feet
  • 4 multipurpose rooms
  • 7 huddle rooms
  • Jewish Learning Center
  • Staff offices
  • Café with accompanying outdoor terrace
  • Kosher dining hall
  • Professional rehearsal space
  • Lounge/Game room
    Architect:
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • expected opening:
  • 2022

Floor Plans

Floor plan example 1

First Floor


Cafe
An external facing café will serve the broader public and will also allow students a place to study, meet and socialize. The venue will also provide a great resource to neighboring Greek houses, who at present do not have food service in the immediate area.

Dining Hall / Recreational Space
The heart of the new Maryland Hillel is a large multifaceted hall. The hall will showcase and accommodate Hillel’s new and innovative dining program – featuring three restaurant store fronts. Part of this hall will be dedicated to recreation. The recreational space will be a significant area where students can lounge on a sofa, chat with a friend, or do some work in a comfy chair. The recreational space will incorporate mixed-use seating, perfect for the varied needs of students.

Huddle Rooms
A variety of glass meeting rooms will be provisioned throughout the new Maryland Hillel building. Students will be able to reserve these for meetings, study or for a private meal with friends. The rooms will all be equipped with comprehensive audio-visual equipment. Hillel will utilize these spaces for classes and study groups.

Private Offices
Senior members of Maryland Hillel's team require private space with which to meet with students, communal leaders, and conduct the critical business of the organization. Donors are sought to assist in creating these private offices.

Kitchen
Colleges around the world are migrating from buffet style food offerings to al la carte. Hillel will provision three restaurant fronts in its kosher food hall - meat, milk and parev. Each space will enjoy its own branding and store name. Each store front is available for sponsorship.

Welcome Foyer
The new Maryland Hillel facility features huge glass windows, allowing sunlight to bathe the interior. Among the most prominent spaces is the large welcome area. This space offers direct access to the coffee shop, program staff offices, the massive teaching staircase (a central feature), and the food hall. As Hillel seeks to create a welcoming and inviting facility, this focal area will be alive with activity and is an important part of our vision.

Classroom
Integrated into the design are some huddle and meeting rooms. The largest of these is a space that will serve as a formal educational space to accommodate Hillel's workshops, leadership training and discussions. The space will seat roughly 60. Additionally, on Shabbat, the educational space might be utilized for a niche Shabbat dinner.

Outdoor Pavilion
A beautiful and landscaped outdoor pavilion will adjoin Hillel’s main dining space. This will allow students to enjoy nicer weather by sitting outside in a beautiful and tranquil space.



Second Floor


Counseling and Wellness Room
Students are at a transitional moment in their lives, between childhood and adulthood. Hillel is blessed to employ several professionals with pastoral counseling training. The Wellness and Counseling Room will serve as a discrete space where students can receive the guidance and support they may require. The room will double to fulfill the requirement to provide a wellness room.

Study Pod
Maryland Hillel occupies the liminal space between the lecture hall and the dorm room. Hundreds of students visit Hillel every day to socialize, meet, learn, eat and grow. The new Maryland Hillel will usher in a series of Student Study Pods, where students can find quiet from the bustle of the Hillel building to write a paper or prepare for an upcoming test or examination.

The Studio
Hillel boasts three acclaimed A Cappella groups. A new space will serve as a rehearsal and recording space for these groups, while also doubling as a yoga studio for fitness related programming.

Multipurpose Rooms
A guest lecture, concert, movie screening or prayer service? Hillel’s new and varied multipurpose rooms are at the core of accommodating Hillel’s diverse student programming needs. It is not uncommon for Hillel’s current building to host a meal for some 200 students, an Israeli dance workshop, a guest lecture and challah baking all at the same time. The new space will ensure Hillel can facilitate these experiences, without it impeding their quality.

Huddle Rooms
A variety of glass meeting rooms will be provisioned throughout the new Maryland Hillel building. Students will be able to reserve these for meetings, study or for a private meal with friends. The rooms will all be equipped with comprehensive audio-visual equipment. Hillel will utilize these spaces for classes and study groups.

Jewish Learning Center
A beautiful Beit Midrash / Center for Jewish Learning will be the locus of Hillel's formal Jewish educational programs. Shiurim, guest lectures and chevrutot will all occur within this space.

Offices
Senior members of Maryland Hillel's team require private space with which to meet with students, communal leaders, and conduct the critical business of the organization. Donors are sought to assist in creating these private offices.

Learning Staircase
The Learning Staircase is the central feature of the new Maryland Hillel building. The entire staircase is visible from the street and will offer students both seating space for lectures and movie screenings, and informal space to sit and chat with friends. Consider this space a mix between an open classroom and a social convening area.

Commons
A large open space on the second floor will allow students to mingle and socialize. Parties, concerts and presentations will also take place in this area. The social area is the area into which all of the multi-purpose rooms exit. It is a high-profile meeting space.

Demonstration Kitchen
Hillel is proud to serve as the convener of Jewish life on campus for students from a diversity of Jewish backgrounds and experiences. The organization strives to foster a sense of Jewish communal unity and family. Food is an incredible device to promote a shared experience and allow for the formation of a joint narrative. The new Maryland Hillel will usher food-related programming to the heart of Maryland Hillel's work with the development of a teaching/demonstration kitchen. Students might partake in a challah baking workshop or Israeli cooking evening.

Floor plan example 2

Naming Opportunities

All gifts are paybable of a 5 year period.

Giving Level: $5-8 Million
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Hillel Foundation Name $7,500,000 Sponsor now
2 Building Name $5,000,000 (sponsored) The Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Family Foundation
Giving Level: $1-3 Million
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Dining Hall $2,500,000 Sponsor now
2 Programmatic Wing (Where Multi-Purpose Room are) $1,750,000 Sponsor now
3 Administrative Wing (Where Offices are located) $1,500,000 Sponsor now
4 Large Multipurpose Rooms $1,500,000 Sponsor now
5 Medium Multipurpose Rooms $1,250,000 Sponsor now
6 Small Multipurpose Rooms $1,000,000 Sponsor now
7 Beit Midrash/Library $1,750,000 Sponsor now
8 Café $1,000,000 (sponsored) Susie and Michael Gelman
9 Main Kitchen $1,000,000 Sponsor now
10 Outdoor Pavillion $1,000,000 Sponsor now
Giving Level: $500-800K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 A Cappella Suite $750,000 Sponsor now
2 Student Demonstration Kitchen $750,000 Sponsor now
3 Welcome Foyer $500,000 (sponsored) Diana and Michael David Epstein
4 Learning Staircase $500,000 Sponsor now
5 Shmooze Space on Second Floor $500,000 Sponsor now
Giving Level: $100-350K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Café Kitchen $350,000 (sponsored) Anonymous
2 Classroom $300,000 Sponsor now
3 Co-Name Student Lounge $250,000 (sponsored) Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation
4 Co-Name Student Lounge $250,000 Sponsor now
5 Executive Director Office $250,000 Sponsor now
6 Huddle Room $250,000 Sponsor now
7 Named Building Art Fund $250,000 Sponsor now
8 Reception $250,000 (sponsored) Carol and Gary Berman
9 Restaurant Store Fronts $250,000 Sponsor now
10 Jewish Learning Center Furnishings $200,000 Sponsor now
11 Security Systems $200,000 Sponsor now
12 Dining Hall Furnishings $150,000 Sponsor now
13 Beit Midrash Ark $100,000 (sponsored) Jill and Eric Lavitsky
14 Computer Equipment $100,000 Sponsor now
15 Guest Suite $100,000 Sponsor now
16 Private Office for Senior Staff $100,000 Sponsor now
17 Stage in dining hall $100,000 (sponsored) Gail and Paul Chod
Giving Level: $50-75K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Ark $75,000 Sponsor now
2 Collection of Books $75,000 Sponsor now
3 Exterior Landscaping / Garden $75,000 Sponsor now
4 Staff Kitchen $75,000 Sponsor now
5 Student Lounge Furnishings $72,000 Sponsor now
6 Elevator $72,000 Sponsor now
7 Café Exterior Seating Area $54,000 Sponsor now
8 Coat Room $54,000 Sponsor now
9 Distinguished Service Recognition Wall $54,000 Sponsor now
10 Downstairs Hallway $54,000 Sponsor now
11 Open Lounge Furnishings $54,000 Sponsor now
12 Professional Development Library $54,000 Sponsor now
13 Reflective / Memorial Garden $54,000 Sponsor now
14 Room scheduling and display system $54,000 Sponsor now
15 Shabbat Candle Lighting Station $54,000 Sponsor now
16 Student Organic Garden $54,000 Sponsor now
17 Sukkah $54,000 (sponsored) Jay, Esther and Marc Schlesinger
18 Terp-Couple Recognition Wall $54,000 Sponsor now
19 Upstairs Hallway $54,000 Sponsor now
20 Website Redesign $54,000 Sponsor now
21 Coffeeshop furnishings $54,000 Sponsor now
22 Demonstration Kitchen Equipment and Supplies $54,000 Sponsor now
23 Wellness Room $54,000 Sponsor now
Giving Level: $25-45K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Informational Display Screens throught building $36,000 Sponsor now
2 Interactive Spotlight Displays $36,000 Sponsor now
3 Reception Bar $36,000 Sponsor now
4 Retractable Screen and Projector for Grand Staircase $36,000 Sponsor now
5 Beverage stations $36,000 Sponsor now
6 Coffeeshop equipment $36,000 Sponsor now
7 Furniture for Program Staff $36,000 Sponsor now
8 Board Room Table $25,000 Sponsor now
9 Welcome area seating $25,000 Sponsor now
10 Storage Space $25,000 Sponsor now
11 Sukkah area furniture and benches $25,000 (sponsored) Jonny and Lisa Charnoff
12 Reader's Stand $25,000 Sponsor now
13 Telephone Booths (for individual study) $25,000 Sponsor now
Giving Level: $10-20K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Student Wall Nook (2 - each) $18,000 Sponsor now
2 Ner Tamid $18,000 Sponsor now
3 Golfcart (used for engagement) $18,000(sponsored) Michael Mintz
4 Student Activity Storage $18,000 Sponsor now
5 Beit Midrash Mezuzah $15,000 (sponsored) Steven and Gila Stone
6 Dining Hall Condiment Station $15,000 Sponsor now
7 Furnishings for Rabbis' Office $15,000 Sponsor now
8 Water station $12,500 Sponsor now
9 Ark Coverings (4 - each) $10,000 (sponsored) Ashendorf Foundation
10 Torah Stand $15,000 Lawrence and Zeva Herman
11 Beit Midrash Bookshelves $10,000 Sponsor now
12 Beit Midrash Study Table $10,000 Sponsor now
13 Conference Table $10,000 Sponsor now
14 Dining Room Hand Washing Stations $10,000 Sponsor now
15 Electronic Equipment for a Single Room $10,000 Sponsor now
16 Handicap Accessible Outdoor Ramp $10,000 Sponsor now
17 Lecturn for Use on Stage / Multi-Purpose Rooms $10,000 Sponsor now
18 Office Storage $10,000 Sponsor now
19 Outdoor Benches / Seating $10,000 Sponsor now
20 Large Garden Planters $10,000 Sponsor now
Giving Level: $5-8K
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Amplification for Each Multipurpose Room $7,500 Sponsor now
2 Huddle Room Audiovisual Equiment $7,500 Sponsor now
3 Staff Kitchen Equipment $7,500 Sponsor now
4 Furnishing for Senior Employee Office $5,400 Sponsor now
5 Furnishings and Technology per Employee $5,400 Sponsor now
6 Furnishings for Wellness Room $5,400 Sponsor now
7 Inner Door Mezuzot $5,000 Sponsor now
8 Smaller Outdoor Planters $5,000 Sponsor now
Other Naming Opportunities

Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Maryland Hillel Ambassadors $54,000 Sponsor now
2 Maryland Hillel Visionaries $36,000 Sponsor now
3 Maryland Hillel Builders $18,000 Sponsor now
4 Maryland Hillel Friends $5,000 Sponsor now
Staff Positions
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Executive Director $5,000,000 Sponsor now
2 Associate Director $2,200,000 Sponsor now
3 Senior Jewish Educator $2,200,000 Sponsor now
4 Jewish Learning Initiative Couple $3,000,000 Sponsor now
5 Director of Jewish Student Life $1,500,000 Sponsor now
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Shabbat and Dinner Programming $1,500,000 Sponsor now
2 High Holiday Program $500,000 Sponsor now
3 North-Campus Shabbat Programming $500,000 Sponsor now
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Fellowships $250,000 Sponsor now
2 Leadership Retreat $250,000 Sponsor now
3 Jewish Women's Leadership Conference $250,000 Sponsor now
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 Alternative Break $175,000 Sponsor now
2 Year-Round Service Learning Program $250,000 (sponsored) Diane Lipson Schilit and Howard Schilit
Available Naming Opportunities
# Naming Opportunities Prices
1 National Hillel Basketball Tournament $150,000 Sponsor now
2 Security Endowment $1,000,000 Sponsor now

Alumni Brick Campaign

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Purchase your brick today and be a part of laying the foundation for Hillel’s new home. These bricks will be placed in the entrance walkway to the building. All gifts are payable over a 5 year period.

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Phone: 301.422.6200
Email: Elan Burman, Capital Campaign Director eburman@marylandhillel.org

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The new Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Maryland Hillel Center will be the heart of Jewish life at the University of Maryland, a physical promise to foster innovation as we serve and empower thousands of students each year. Through these new doors, you’ll find a hub of student activity, collaboration and creativity.

Your gift to the new Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Maryland Hillel Center will ensure Maryland Hillel can:

  • Prepare students for leadership
  • Cultivate and strengthen Jewish identity
  • Create personal growth through Jewish tradition
  • Build a robust and supportive community
  • Inspire Jewish religious expression
  • Foster affinity for Israel
  • Celebrate Jewish life
  • Inspire all students to reach their potential