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 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.


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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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greek life at illinois

Did you know that University of Illinois has one of the largest greek systems in the nation?

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kosher dining

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. 

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orthodox life

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.