10th Anniversary of the Cohen Center

On Dec 4th, 2007, students came to experience and enjoy the most exciting new addition to the University landscape, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life. Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cohen Center on

April 29th, 2018. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m.


We will be honoring the Takiff/Cohen Family, Maury Fertig, and Barry Weiner for their outstanding contributions to Hillel. The event will include lunch, special guest speakers  including Dean Brown of the Gies College of Business and graduates ranging from1965-2017. Join us as we come together as a community of UIUC alumni, stakeholders, and 


Thank you for your interest in our 10th anniversary celebration. Our online registration form is now closed. You may still RSVP for the event by contacting our office manager Virni Bryson at 217-344-1328.

Host Committee (in-formation):

Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez

Paula Harris

Steven Hefter

Jill Takiff Hirsh

Andy Hochberg

Donna Kahan

Jeff Kaminsky

Danah Kirsh

Wynne Korr

Paul Lapping

Ronna Leibach

Abby Lopata

Solomon Lowenstein

Sammy Marks

Evan and Lee Melhado

Jordan Allen

Barry Altshuler

Michael Arbus

Alice Chudnovsky

Stacy Derby

Bill and Reva Egherman

Maury Fertig

Evan Scott Frank

Noah and Molly Frank

Marcey Goldstein

Dana Gordon

Rebecca Rich Gorenstein

Debbi Green

Beth Grey

Sybil Mervis

Steve Miller

Bob Morgan

Allison Nagelberg

Hayley Nagelberg

Jeffrey Nemetz

Cindy and David Pogrund

Adam Rich

Andrea Rich

Jonathan Rich

Susan Rifas

Lorelei Rosenthal

Marc Roth

Vadim Sagalchik

Charlene Sales

Mitchell Sandler

Lizzy Takiff Scheinfeld

Robbie Schnitzer

Joel Schwitzer

Kim Shwachman

Marion Smith

Marc Spellman

Lewis Steinberg

Adam Sturt

Phyllis Tabachnick

Bobette Takiff

Brett Taylor

Barry and Linda Weiner

Jeffrey Weinberg

Irene Zharnitsky

Honorary Host: Congressman Brad Schneider

If you cannot join us for the event but would still like to make a donation in honor of the 10th anniversary celebration, please click here

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