Since 2010, Maryland Hillel annually hosts the National Hillel Basketball Tournament (NHBT), bringing together hundreds of college students from around the country to the University of Maryland to play basketball and celebrate Shabbat. NHBT 2017 will take place on March 30 – April 2. RSVP to attend games as a fan and learn more about the tournament.


NHBT was founded in 2010 by University of Maryland student Rachel Epstein. Rachel started the tournament to help bring students together around the inclusive and encompassing game of basketball. What started as a small event has quickly ballooned into one of the largest gatherings of Hillel students in the country. The 2016 tournament was the largest one yet, and brought together hundreds of students together for a weekend of events, Judaism, and competition.