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) 444-2086
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
Email: info@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org

Charles Cohen, Executive Director, charles@metrochicagohillel.org ;  Jonah Brandhandler, Director of Engagement, jonah@metrochicagohillel.org ; Rachel Lipson, Manager of Operations, 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
Email: executivedirector@bradleyhillel.org
Web: http://www.bradleyhillel.org
Contact: Dr. Seth Katz, Executive Director; Matthew Lorch, Director of Student Life

The center for Jewish life on campus at Bradley University since 1947. Hillel hosts a variety of social, educational, and religious events throughout the school year, including weekly Shabbat services and dinners, and Sunday lox-and-bagel brunches. 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
Email: evan@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Evan Richter, Jewish Life Associate


 

DePaul University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: saphir@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Saphir Shemesh, Jewish Life Associate

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
Email: evan@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Evan Richter, Jewish Life Associate

 


 

Knox College

Jewish Student Association
Knox College Box K-100
2 E South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 341-7479
Fax: (309) 341-7601
Email: dbunde@knox.edu
Contact: David Bunde

Loyola University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: hannah@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Hannah Bloomberg, Jewish Life Associate

Northeastern Illinois University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: hannah@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Hannah Bloomberg, Jewish Life Associate

 


 

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) *

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

Hillel is the center of Jewish life at Northwestern and the catalyst for Jewish expression of all kinds. Hillel has a rich and storied history here at Northwestern, but our mission remains timeless: we work to inspire Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, and we strive to create meaningful experiences that enable our students to explore their Jewish identity while they try to figure out for themselves what it means to be human and what kind of a human being they want to be. All of this while they try to figure out how to enrich the Jewish community at Northwestern, the campus community, and the world beyond.

Oakton Community College *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: jonah@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Jonah Brandhandler, Director of Engagement

Roosevelt University *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: evan@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Evan Richter, Jewish Life Associate

 


 

School of the Art Institute *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: evan@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Evan Richter, Jewish Life Associate


 

Silverstein Base Hillel-Lincoln Park *

858 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 312-829-1595
Email: megan@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: www.metrochicagohillel.org/base
Contact: Rabbi Megan GoldMarche

Lincoln Park is a home for Metro Chicago Hillel students and Chicago area young adults and the actual home of a rabbinic family committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. Rabbi Megan and her wife Paige GoldMarche invite all Metro Chicago Hillel students and other young adults, living in or visiting the Lincoln Park area, into their home to learn, volunteer, celebrate, and of course, eat with them. Metro Chicago Hillel is fortunate to have the first Base Hillel in the country integrated into a campus Hillel.

Silverstein Base Hillel-South Loop

910 S. Michigan Ave., Unit 19045
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 561-445-8989
Email: rabbiezrabalser@gmail.com
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org/base/
Contact: Rav Ezra

Silverstein Base Hillel is a home for students, young adults, and their friends -- and the actual homes of two rabbinic couples: Rabbi Megan and Paige and Rav Ezra and Laura. Rabbi Megan and Paige live in Lincoln Park while you can find Rav Ezra and Laura in the South Loop! Base is committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. Our regular events include Shabbat and holiday home cooked meals, classes like Tacos and Torah and Pasta and Parsha and opportunities to give back and get involved in the local community.

Southern Illinois University *

Hillel-The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Phone: 847-372-8758
Email: paul.jablo@siu.edu
Contact: Paul Jablo

Events/Announcements can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/southernillinoishillel/

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: Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen, Executive Director

University of Illinois at Chicago *

Metro Chicago Hillel
924 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 829-1595
Email: andrew@metrochicagohillel.org
Web: http://www.metrochicagohillel.org
Contact: Andrew Freeman, Jewish Life Associate

 

 

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.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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