The Hillels of Illinois *

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Provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity at different Hillels on Illinois Campuses, as well as through Hillel Regional programs and an affiliation with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel adds value – and Jewish values – to the lives of Jewish college students and the entire campus community.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

The Hillels of Illinois *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2868
Fax: (312) 855-2479
Email: hillel@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/college
Contact: John Lowenstein, Executive Director

Provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity at different Hillels on Illinois Campuses, as well as through Hillel Regional programs and an affiliation with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel adds value -- and Jewish values -- to the lives of Jewish college students and the entire campus community.

Metro Chicago Hillel *

924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Fax: (312) 829-1597
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Rabbi Seth Winberg, seth@metrochicagohillel.org
Nathan Benditzson, nathan@metrochicagohillel.org
Eyal Ben Ze'ev, eyal@metrochicagohillel.org
Rachel Lipson, rachel@metrochicagohillel.org

Serves students at UIC, NEIU, IIT, DePaul University, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, SAIC, and Oakton Community College, building a unique Jewish student community on and across the campuses. Through personalized relationship building, Metro Chicago Hillel creates student leadership, and connects students to Jewish life, resources, and opportunities that are right for them. Popular offerings include social action opportunities, Birthright Israel trips, Shabbat programming, Jewish learning opportunities, and social programs.

Bradley University Hillel *

1532 W. Fredonia Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
Phone: (309) 676-0862, (309) 677-2479
Email: seth@fsmail.bradley.edu
Web: http://www.bradleyhillel.org
Contact: Dr. Seth Katz, Executive DIrector; Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Director

The center for Jewish life on campus at Bradley University since 1949. Hillel hosts a variety of religious, social and educational events throughout the school year. The mission of Bradley Hillel is to promote Jewish journeys for Bradley University students through a warm and supportive Jewish community, meaningful and relevant educational opportunities, and spiritually rewarding interactions and experiences, all within a Jewish context.

Columbia College Chicago *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

DePaul University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: nasya@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Nasya Miller

DePaul University Jewish Life *

DePaul University Ministry
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Suite 340
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 325-8650
Fax: (312) 855-2479
Email: mcharnay@depaul.edu
Web: http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/ministry/jewish.html
Contact: Matthew Charnay, Jewish Life Coordinator

Illinois Institute of Technology *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

Knox College

Jewish Student Association
Campus Box K45
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 335-7969
Fax: (309) 341-7090
Email: jennifer.bunde@gmail.com
Contact: Jennifer Bunde

Loyola University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: anna@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Anna Weinstein

Northeastern Illinois University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

Northern Illinois University *

Northern Illinois University Hillel
820 Russell Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-6501
Fax: (815) 753-8515

Northwestern University (Louis & Saerree Fiedler Hillel Center at NU) *

629 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 467-4455
Fax: (847) 467-4445
Email: hillel@northwestern.edu
Web: http://www.nuhillel.org
Contact: Michael Simon, Executive Director

Oakton Community College *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

Roosevelt University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

School of the Art Institute *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

Southern Illinois University *

Hillel - The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Phone: (224) 321–4284
Email: staff@salukihillel.org
Web: http://salukihillel.org

The University of Chicago Hillel (Johanna & Herman Newberger Hillel Center) *

5715 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 752-1127
Fax: (773) 752-2460
Email: hillel@uchicago.edu
Web: http://www.uchicagohillel.org
Contact: Andrea Hoffman, Executive Director

University of Illinois at Chicago *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Carly Greenspan, carly@metrochicagohillel.org
Jake Beckert, jake@metrochicagohillel.org

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign *

University of Illinois Hillel
503 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 344-1328
Email: info@illinihillel.org
Web: http://www.illinihillel.org
Contact: Erez Cohen, Executive Director

Offers transformative experiences to 3,500 Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during their college career. It is through these experiences that the students grow a sense of peoplehood, community and personal responsibility for their Jewish journey. Hillel provides them with experiences ranging from religious services to professional development and social and cultural programming, including High Holidays services, Lox & Bagel Brunches, Hire U professional training, study sessions with the rabbi, and a charity dodgeball tournament. Illini Hillel provides a place to study, network, watch TV, meet with friends, and much more -- all while being connected to their Jewish heritage.

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