Come celebrate the start of school and our incredible founder (and founder of all Hillels) Rabbi Ben Frankel! We're celebrating him with a brand new honorary street name and a community block party! Stop by John Street, or Honorary Rabbi Benjamin Frankel Way, between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on August 30th for swag, food trucks, inflatables, entertainment and much more!

Host Committee: Elana Blinder, Sami Glazer, Bessie Cohen, Emily Kopka, Lucas Kaplan, Nava Wolgel, Rachel Weil, Sarah Stockdale

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Email Bari Goldman at


Insomnia, Fat Sandwich Company, Asian Taste, Underground Printing, The Beach and the University of Illinois Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

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