the orthodox perspective
Hear from current students what it means to be part of Hillel's Orthodox Jewish programming.
Explore orthodox student life
What is it like to be an Orthodox student at University of Illinois? Hear from just a few of our students about why they chose U of I and their favorite parts of the community and why U of I might be right for you.
Services and Learning
There is a variety of programming available to the Orthodox Community in C-U. Every night of the week, there is a regular Maariv Minyan (evening prayer service) which gathers at Illini Hillel. On most evenings after Maariv, Rabbi Shlomo Schachter leads a learning session for any students interested in sticking around for a few extra minutes and discussing any hot topics on their mind. Rabbi Shlomo also leads a regular Monday learning opportunity called MaiMondays, in which he delves into the wonders of the Rambam with students. In addition, there is often monthly women's programming for Rosh Chodesh, as well as educational opportunities for anyone seeking to learn one-on-one with Rabbi Shlomo or Rebbetzin Ahava. These are just a few of the wonderful religious programs offered at Illini Hillel.
Find kosher foods in Champaign-Urbana! Check out our map below
to see where you can find Kosher certified foods.
Hillel regularly offers kosher dining at our Cafe Sababa during lunch hours,
in addition to weekly shabbat dinners.
For a full list of Kosher offerings in Champaign-Urbana, check out
Kosher C-U provided by the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federdation.