Welcome. ברוכים הבאים‎.

Welcome to Illini Hillel, where Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hillel creates a warm and welcoming community where students from all Jewish backgrounds can meet, explore and celebrate Jewish life.

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All BIG 10 university Hillels are joining together to raise money for their own programming and initiatives! 

As part of the Hillel BIG 10 fundraising challenge, we will be having a $40,000 matching challenge!


Illini Hillel is the place where every student can come as they are and immediately find somewhere they can call home. Serving over 2,000 Jewish students every year, Illini Hillel creates opportunities for students to engage in their Judaism socially, culturally, religiously and everything in between.


When students needed support more than ever, Hillel put endless effort into #BuildingJewishChampions by creating leadership opportunities, building cohort communities, and empowering students to rise to the challenges in their lives.


Illini Hillel is the place where students come to build themselves up, build others up, and build their community up.


Make a gift and help us continue #BuildingJewishChampions.


Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aims to create a pluralistic environment that both welcomes and engages as many students as possible to explore and celebrate Judaism. With nearly 3,000 Jewish students on campus, there is a tremendous breadth of interests and opportunities that can be pursued through Hillel. Whether your passions include Israel, the outdoors, social events, Jewish education, the arts, community service, Hillel can help you with all of this and even more.

Hillel at the University of Illinois is an accredited foundation of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. The Cohen Center for Jewish Life could not function without the help and support of the Jewish United Fund.  

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"Illini Hillel has given me an amazing community and countless opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise."

Irene, class of 2019 

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(217) 344-1328

Sunday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.