"Metro Chicago HillelÂ is the center for Jewish life for college students at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Illinois Institute for Tehcnology (IIT), Loyola University, Depaul University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College and School of the Art Institute (SAIC.) Our campus and cross-campus programming contributes to the strength of our Jewish community and creates a welcoming environment for every student to embrace Jewish traditions while exploring their own Jewish identity. We inspire Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life by serving the cultural, religious and social needs of our diverse community. We are dedicated to creating welcoming, pluralistic and inclusive Jewish communities both on andÂ across the campuses. Through our programs, we reinforce Jewish expression and identity by pursuing tzedek (social justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), encouraging Jewish learning and celebration, supporting Israel and global Jewish peoplehood, and committing to excellence and innovation. We are building community for you to connect to other Jews and to forge ties that last a lifetime. "