Going away to college is a priceless opportunity to mature and thrive intellectually, socially and politically.
For Jewish students it is also an opportunity to deepen and broaden one’s Jewish identity, and enhance the sense of commitment and responsibility to the greater Jewish community – on campus, at home, across America and throughout the world.
Here, at the Chabad Jewish Center, we pride ourselves on creating a “home away from home” for Jewish students at the University of Illinois. We open our home weekly to hundreds of students, welcoming them with the warmth of family. We strive to create meaningful relationships with a broad spectrum of students.
Our diverse and dynamic programming attract hundreds of Jewish students from a variety of backgrounds. We are proud to say that we are able to reach many under-involved Jewish students and inspire a positive connection to Judaism and Israel. visit our University of Illinois page
Our Student Board helps empower students for leadership roles and responsibilities in the campus community and society-at-large. We are committed to helping students explore and optimize their leadership potential by offering students project leadership and meaningful responsibility.
We understand that as a parent, there can be many worrisome moments while your child is away at college. That’s why we want you to know that we’re here. Feel free to contact us , introduce yourselves and let us know what’s on your mind. We’ll be glad to assist in any way possible.
Rabbi Dovid and Goldie Tiechtel
Frequently Asked Questions
Students must email a copy of their Financial Aid Awards Letter to Illini Chabad at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 209 E Armory Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61820 by June 15th. The Financial Aid office does not go directly to Illini Chabad. Regardless of Financial Aid status, it is still ultimately your responsibility to ensure Illini Chabad has been paid and that your account is in good standing. Financial Aid students use the semester payment plan, to ensure your balance with Illini Chabad is paid, as your funds will be distributed at the beginning of each semester. All Financial Aid recipients are obligated to make initial payments of $650 on July 1, $650 on August 1, and $650 on September 1, even though you may have not received your Financial Aid yet. These payments will be deducted from your balance owed to Illini Chabad, which must be paid in full by October 1.
No, students from all faith and non-faith traditions are welcome. Optional religious programs are available for those interested, along with social and educational programs to help students adjust to campus, academic and community life.
Unfortunately, no, please check with University parking to see what is available in the area.
Based on your application and resident questionnaire we match on living habits, academic interests, etc., we make every attempt to match compatible suitemates. We will also try our best to accommodate requests to live with friends, if specified on the application. Chabad staff are available to assist with any suitemate issues that may arise throughout the year. If no remedy is found and space is available, we offer residents the option to move suites.
Yes, Illini Chabad will offer housing during scheduled University breaks for an additional fee.