(lubavitch.com) Chabad at University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, celebrated its fifth year on campus at a gala celebration Sunday evening. University Chancellor Richard Herman received the Founding Award.
In his remarks, the Chancellor acknowledged the vital difference that Chabad representatives Rabbi Dovid and Goldie Tiechtel have made to Jewish students on campus.
"Today, Chabad is the heart of Jewish student life at Illinois, but it is also the heart of a Jewish community at Illinois. And as Chancellor—and as a Jew–I am forever grateful for that community. In fact, I depend and lean on it," he said.
The University of Illinois is a public university. About ten percent of its undergraduate student population of 28,000 is Jewish. Video