Illini Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, creates a warm and welcoming community where students from all Jewish backgrounds can meet, explore and celebrate Jewish life.


Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  Hillel seeks to create a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students: an environment where students are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.  Hillel helps students find their own balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human.  It does this by providing opportunities to pursue tzedek (social justice); helping students to engage with critical Jewish issues in the US, Israel and around the world through experiences in Israel, Eastern Europe and helping to "repair the world" (tikkun olam).  Hillel encourages Jewish learning and celebration and provides students with an opportunity to explore culture and the arts.  The Hillels of Illinois creates a variety of ways that students can advocate for and support Jews in Israel and around the world.  Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish student to find their own approach to making an enduring commitment to Jewish life.


Sunday - Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-9pm

Directions & Parking

Illini Hillel is located at 503 E John St, Champaign, IL 61820. It is on the corner of 5th and John streets, in the heart of Campustown. Limited parking is available at Hillel, but there is a parking garage next to Hillel as well as metered parking spots nearby.

(217) 344 - 1328