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celebrate Israel week

Friday, April 9 to Friday, April 16

Israel Week 2021

Israel Week is happening from April 9 to April 16!
From Israeli Shabbat and Bagel Brunch to an engaging book club meeting, a meaningful Yom HaZikaron Ceremony, a fun Israeli culture event, and an educational Cafe Ivrit, we have it all.


We also will be having our annual formal, Matzo Ball which is being celebrated on Yom Ha'atzmaut! 

Get ready for all of our upcoming Israel programming starting Friday and running through next week!


join in on the fun

Israel Week Events

Israel Shabbat

Celebrate Shabbat with Hillel - Israel Style! 

Registration is required for all Shabbat programming. 

*The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 7th at 12 pm!

Registration Link

Passport to Israel

Transport yourself to Israel! Travel to Haifa, Eilat, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv!

Registration Link

Israeli Book Club

There is nothing better than reading a great book and discussing it with friends! Read the book and join others on April 14 at 6:30 to discuss it!


This month we will be reading Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War. Sign up to receive the book from Hillel or get reimbursed for it. Read the book's description on Amazon.

Registration Link

Book Info

Israel Bagel Brunch

You know what day it is... BAGEL DAY! Head on over to Hillel's lounge to grab your bagel bag to-go! We cannot wait to see you!

Yom Hazikaron Ceremony

Come to Hillel to honor those who dedicate their lives to protecting Israel.

Registration Link

Yom Ha'atzmaut Party

It's the Biggest party of the year...MatzoBall and Yom Ha'atzmaut! There will be food, dancing, a photobooth, MATZAH BALL SOUP, a mix of Israeli and American music! No registration required - just show up ready to party!

Israel Bagel Brunch

We warmly invite you to join us to hear the stories and life experiences of Avi Lurie. Avi is an American veteran of the elite IDF paratroopers brigade who left his hometown of Philadelphia to serve and protect the State of Israel. Inspired by Michael Levin, another Philadelphia native who fell in the Second Lebanon War, Avi has played an active role in supporting lone soldiers through the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center And numerous other support groups and has instilled in countless American Jews love for their homeland.

Co-Sponsored by Illini Chabad and Illini Hillel

Zoom Link

Cafe Ivrit

Join Adi for a Cafe Ivrit: Passover Edition to practice your Hebrew skills, learn some new ones, and have a good time. Join us in person or via Zoom!


Beginners course: 4-5pm; Advanced course 5-6pm

Zoom Link For Beginners 

Zoom Link For Advanced

Morrocan Israel Shabbat

Dine at Hillel, take a curbside meal to go, or join for services!

Saturday lunch is available as well. Sign up using the same form.


Registration is required for all Shabbat programming. 

*The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 14th at 12 pm!

Registration Link

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