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Remembering Shimon Peres

Remembering Shimon Peres

by Hayley Nagelberg “Optimists and pessimists die the same way. They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.” These are the words of Shimon Peres (z”l). They are words that resonate with me and model how I choose to live my life. In the world today, it’s…

Elana Blinder My Israel Study Abroad Story

Elana Blinder: My Israel Study Abroad Story

The following interview of Elana Blinder was conducted by Elan Karoll. Elan: What were your expectations going into the trip? Elana: I was really excited to grow as person and to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. After high school I didn’t have a direction. The plan…

Free Trips to Israel for College Students IlliniPAC

Free Trips to Israel for Students

Want to visit Israel? You’re in luck! Here are almost 20 free trips to Israel for college students: Campus Allies Mission to Israel This program is open to students who demonstrate leadership on campus and are interested in becoming more involved with pro-Israel activism. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of…

Best Israeli Music Playlist

Listen: The Best Israeli Music, According to Students

by Hayley Nagelberg This Israeli music playlist has something for everybody. It was created by University of Illinois students, for University of Illinois students. So pump up the jam and start missing Tel Aviv. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Listen here or use this Spotify player:

Alli Schwart My Israel Study Abroad Story

Alli Schwartz: My Israel Study Abroad Story

The following interview of Alli Schwartz was conducted by Elan Karoll. Elan: What were your expectations before studying abroad in Israel? Alli: I expected it to be something out of my comfort zone, and I expected it to be something very different, which is why I went on the program.…

Gal Shoffet My Israel Study Abroad Story

Gal Shoffet: My Israel Study Abroad Story

The following interview of Gal Shoffet was conducted by Elan Karoll. Elan: What expectations did you have going into your year in Israel? Gal: I had no idea what I was getting into! I was terrified because I was going to meet 60 people from around the country that I had…

Danah Kirsh My Israel Study Abroad Story

Danah Kirsh: My Israel Study Abroad Story

The following interview of Danah Kirsh was conducted by Elan Karoll. Elan: What were your expectations going into your Israel study abroad program? Danah: Honestly, I did not know what to think. I had never traveled to Israel before, or even been away from home for an extended period of time. I…

Student Stories from Studying Abroad in Israel

Illinois Student Stories from Studying Abroad in Israel

by Elan Karoll  What is it like to study abroad in Israel? Five University of Illinois students who have spent a semester learning in Israel share their stories and some advice for those considering study abroad. Danah Kirsh explains how to get used to a totally new culture. Hannah Cohen talks…

Amazing Israeli Movies to Binge-Watch this Weekend

Amazing Israeli Movies to Binge-Watch this Weekend

by Shani Benezra Yalla: it’s time to get cultured! IlliniPAC’s executive board presents our favorite 30 Israeli movies and movies about Israel, ranked. The winner of the #1 spot? “A Woman Called Golda” – the amazing movie of an amazing woman who changed Israel, and the world, forever. Check out…

Welcome to the IlliniPAC Blog!

Welcome to the Illini Love Israel Blog!

Shalom! Welcome to the Illini Love Israel Blog. Champaign and Jerusalem are 6,300 miles away. The Illini Love Israel Blog is our place to bring Israel a little closer to campus. Here you will find students sharing personal stories, news, politics, Israeli culture, and more. We will also use to…

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