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

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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