National Hillel Basketball Tournament
March 28 - 31, 2024
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What is NHBT?
NHBT is a four-day weekend convention and basketball tournament held annually at the University of Maryland.
In 2010, Rachel Epstein founded the National Hillel Basketball Tournament to bring students together around the inclusive game of basketball. The small event quickly ballooned into one of the largest gatherings of Hillel students in the country. The 2023 tournament attracted 1,500 students for a weekend of excitement, Judaism, and competition for the prized 'Kiddush Cup.'
NHBT strengthens the Jewish community. As college students, we navigate our identities and decide who we want to be. Our goal is to bring Jews from all backgrounds together, foster unity, and inspire attendees to live active Jewish lives.
This weekend is truly one to be a part of.
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Experience NHBT
Sign up with your friends for a weekend of fierce and fun competition for the Kiddush Cup! Enjoy a Thursday night kick-off event, Shabbat meals and weekend programming.
Reached Capacity
Free Agent
Don't have a team but still want to play? Sign up for the tournament as a free agent! NHBT Board will assign you to a team so you can join the weekend festivities.
Reached Capacity
Cheer on your friends and enjoy the tournament as an NHBT fan! Sign up for our kick-off event, Shabbat meals, guest speakers, weekend activities and more!
How many players can play on a team?
The roster size is 5 - 8 players
What does the registration get me?
When registering for NHBT you get: 3 nights in a hotel, all meals and events throughout the weekend, jerseys, and NHBT swag!!! What an incredible deal!!
Do I have to be affiliated with Hillel on my campus to come play?
Anyone affiliated with Hillel is encouraged to come play, but all Jewish students regardless of their Hillel involvement can come as well!
What if I can't get a full team from my school. How can I play?
If your school cannot find enough students to make a full team, you can sign up as an individual free agent and we will put you on a team with other free agents.
When is the tournament?
Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, March 31, 2024
What has been NHBT's impact?
The tournament has quadrupled in size since its inception in 2010. It began with less than 10 local teams coming to UMD, with players staying in students’ dorm rooms and eating in our Hillel. In the past decade, we have grown to bring over 40 schools with 1,500 students partaking in the shabbat and weekend festivities.
Where can I donate?
To donate, click the link here
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