Jewish Life

Jewish Holidays:

Jewish life at the University of Illinois is blossoming. Learn more about our various opportunities for Jewish learning and participation in Jewish ritual life.

Celebrate Shabbat and all of your favorite Jewish holidays with Illini Hillel. Work with our Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus for Jewish learning classes, individualized learning opportunities and much more. Learn more about joining Jewish Greek Life in the country's biggest Greek system and Kosher dining options available in town. As of August 2017, Champaign-Urbana has an Eruv that includes campus. Check the Eruv Facebook page for weekly updates. Need to miss class to observe a Jewish holiday? Read more about University policies and request an accommodation form.

Tu B'shvat

January 21


March 21

April 20-27

May 1

May 8

Yom Haatzmaut

May 9


June 9-10

Tish'a B'av

Jewish Greek Life

Did you know the University of Illinois has one of the largest Greek systems in the country? There are five Jewish chapters on campus including:

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Sigma Delta Tau

Zeta Beta Tau

August 11

Rosh Hashana 5780

September 30-October 1

Yom Kippur

October 9


October 14-15

October 14-15

Shmini Atzeret

October 21

Simchat Torah

October 22


Kosher Dining Options



December 22-30


  • Mon 11:30AM - 1:30PM

  • Tue 11:30AM - 1:30PM

  • Wed 11:30AM - 1:30PM

  • Thu 11:30AM - 1:30PM

cRc Kosher Certified

Store Hours:​

  • Mon 12:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Tue 12:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Wed 12:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM

  • Fri 12:00PM - 11:00PM

  • Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM

  • Sun 12:00PM - 10:00PM

cRc Kosher Certified

Kosher meals are served:​

  • Sun  4:45PM - 6:15PM

  • Mon 4:45PM - 6:15PM

  • Tue   4:45PM - 6:15PM

  • Wed  4:45PM - 6:15PM

  • Thu  4:45PM - 6:15PM

Only during the school year when dining halls are in operation.

Champaign-Urbana Eruv

The Champaign-Urbana Eruv was created with help and support from Ameren Illinois, the University of Illinois, Champaign Mayor and all the main Jewish organizations in town. The Eruv surrounds most of Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. To learn more about the Eruv check out the Eruv Facebook Page and Twitter Account

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The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life