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Why I Chose to Save A Child's Heart by Alex Simon

Why I Chose to Save A Child’s Heart by Alex Simon

by Alex Simon University of Illinois Class of 2014 As a kid, getting involved in activities centered around service and social justice was something my parents always encouraged me to do. Though these ideals were certainly instilled in me by my mom and dad, there is no doubt that their…

You Will Never Know Unless You Go by Aja Beckham

You Will Never Know Unless You Go by Aja Beckham

by Aja Beckham I started the New Year off with a trip to Israel and Palestine through the Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I heard about it through a friend who works at the center and found out it was all expenses paid. It was an…

America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Seeking Student Intern

America – Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Seeking Student Intern

About the Internship: The America – Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago is a not-for-profit business organization that promotes and facilitates trade and investment between the U.S. and Israel. They are seeking a college student intern to work in an entrepreneurial, multi-national environment dedicated to helping business and international trade grow.…

Visiting Kibbutz Kfar Aza by Christen Massouras

Visiting Kibbutz Kfar Aza by Christen Massouras

by Christen Massouras On one of our final days of our trip to Israel, our group traveled to Kibbutz Kfar Aza, a small town right near the border of the Gaza Strip. If I could name a place that looked like Paradise on Earth, this would be the town. There…

I Remember by Michelle Kras

I Remember by Michelle Kras

(Pictured left: Mara Krasilchikov, my grandmother, before the war; Right: Mara, her mother Dora, and father Samuel before the war.) by Michelle Kras Every day, it’s a challenge to wake up and to be grateful for all that I have. I’ve been blessed with a loving home, an above average…

Women Lead Art Therapy Roundtable in Jerusalem

Women Lead Art Therapy Roundtable in Jerusalem

by Hayley Nagelberg On January 22nd, Sara Netanyahu and Karen Pence met with a group called the Israeli Organization for Art Therapy.  The two women led a roundtable discussion for women art therapists sharing their thoughts on alternative therapeutic treatments for individuals with special needs and veterans with Post Traumatic…

University of Illinois to offer grants for faculty to visit Israel

University of Illinois to offer grants for faculty to visit Israel

by Elan Karoll The University of Illinois has announced financial support for its faculty to increase academic and research collaborations with Israel and Mexico. This news comes as the University has recently formed partnerships with four Israeli universities. The Office of the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation is…

Students Discuss Reactions Recent News Jerusalem

Students Discuss Reactions to Recent News on Jerusalem

by Elan Karoll News regarding the American position on Jerusalem has sparked conversation among students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Wednesday, December 6th, President Trump announced that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. The President also decided to initiate steps toward…

Post Picture Israel Winter Win 100 IlliniPAC

Post a Picture in Israel this Winter and Win up to $100!

University of Illinois students: are you in Israel this winter break? Have you been to Israel recently? Just by posting a picture using the hashtag #IlliniLoveIsrael, you will be entered to win one of several Visa Gift Cards worth $100, $50, and $25. Show us your best pictures from Israel!…

IlliniPAC Semester in Review Fall 2017

IlliniPAC Semester in Review Fall 2017

What were we up to in Fall 2017 at the University of Illinois? Here are highlights from our semester! Quad Day To start the semester, we had an incredible Quad Day. This annual event shows new and old students the diverse opportunities available in our campus community. A record numbers…

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