Dear Parents/Students, 

Going away to university 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, nationwide and throughout the world. 

Here, at Chabad, we pride ourselves on creating a "home away from home" for all the Jewish students at Illinois State University . Our home is open to the students, and we welcome them with the warmth of family. We strive to create meaningful relationships with a broad spectrum of students. Through our diverse and dynamic programming, we offer everything from weekly Shabbat services and dinners, exciting trips, fun social events, and engaging Jewish educational opportunities. 

We understand that as a parent, there can be many worrisome moments while your child is away at university. 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. Students, if you have any query, question or just want a friendly chat please get in touch with us. We'll be glad to assist in any way possible. 


Rabbi Chaim & Rochel Telsner
[email protected] 224.432.9944
[email protected] 224.432.9945