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Illinois Students Choose Israel for Winter Break

by Hayley Nagelberg This past winter break, dozens of University of Illinois students escaped the cold of Champaign-Urbana and headed for Israel. Nearly 50 students participated in the Illinois Birthright Israel trip and various free leadership trips. Others went to visit friends and family, or just to vacation! Hundreds of…

10 Tips Amazing Birthright Israel Experience IlliniPAC

10 Tips for an Amazing Birthright Israel Experience

by Elan Karoll This past winter break, I joined 50 other University of Illinois students in Israel for Birthright. Our trip was organized by Shorashim and Illini Hillel. I had been to Israel before, but this time was extra special. I made so many amazing friends and lasting memories. There…

L'dor V'dor From Generation_to_Generation

L’dor V’dor, From Generation to Generation

by Hannah Schlacter Just imagine. Sitting in a room full of 400 students. Students just like you. Wanting to make a contribution… difference… impact on an American issue. You feel the energy vibrating like sound waves off of the students around you. You want to capture it. Contain it in…

7 Surprising Ways UIUC is Connected to Israel

7 Surprising Ways the University of Illinois is Connected to Israel

by Elan Karoll There are so many ways the University of Illinois is connected to Israel. How many of these do you know? 1. Israeli-Illini are part of our family Numerous Israeli international students call Chambana home. Even more students are Israeli-American dual citizens. We may not have many camels here, but I…

IlliniPAC Awarded Campus of the Month by Hasbara Fellowships

IlliniPAC Awarded “Campus of the Month” by Hasbara Fellowships

Hasbara Fellowships, a national pro-Israel organization, has named Illini Public Affairs Committee – IlliniPAC – at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as “Hasbara Campus of the Month” for November 2016. They write: “Their student leaders are working hard to build coalitions with other student groups. IlliniPAC held a social…

Cafe Sababa Serves up Kosher Food to Campus

Cafe Sababa Serves up Kosher Food to Campus

by Elan Karoll Looking for kosher food at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? Look no further than Cafe Sababa. Located inside the Cohen Center For Jewish Life (503 E John St, Champaign), this dairy restaurant serves hot lunches that are both delicious and cRc certified! The menu is unique…

America, Israel and a Pair of Boots

America, Israel, and a Pair of Boots

by Joe Bateman I grew-up in central Illinois, and after high school I left home to join the U.S. Air Force. While serving on active duty for six years, I had the opportunity to work as a dental assistant, dental hygienist and an oral and maxillofacial surgical technician. My assignments…

Honoring Our Heroes Veterans Day 2016

Honoring Our Heroes: Veterans Day 2016

Today is Veterans Day. IlliniPAC would like to thank all veterans of the U.S. Military for their service to our country. We greatly appreciate their efforts to ensure the safety and security of all citizens. With their sacrifice, we are able to enjoy so much that we too often take…

IlliniPAC Nominated for Campaign of the Year Award

IlliniPAC Nominated for Campaign of the Year Award

Illini Public Affairs Committee (IlliniPAC) has been nominated for the “Campaign of the Year Award” by the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS). We are honored to have been recognized for our contributions to the pro-Israel and Jewish communities at the University of Illinois. The mission of WUJS, founded in…

Congressman Dold Thanks IlliniPAC in front of Congress

Congressman Dold Thanks IlliniPAC, in front of Congress

On April 27th, 2016, Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) recognized Illini Public Affairs Commitee (IlliniPAC) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for our strong pro-Israel advocacy on campus. Thank you for the shout out, Congressman! We admire your leadership on the important issue of the American-Israeli alliance.…

Hannah Cohen My Israel Study Abroad Story

Hannah Cohen: My Israel Study Abroad Story

The following interview of Hannah Cohen was conducted by Elan Karoll. Elan: What were your thoughts before leaving on your Israel study abroad program? Hannah: I went into the trip really just wanting to meet other Jewish people who felt the same way I did about Israel and make new…

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