Learn more and access lesson plans, videos, and more at









This Hanukkah, the Champaign-Urbana community chooses to Shine a Light on antisemitism and dispel the darkness. 


Join us in a series of events to come together across partners and organizations. Check back soon for more information about upcoming events.


Parade of Lights

November 25th

Downtown Champaign

CUJF, Illini Chabad, Illini Hillel, Sinai Temple, UIUC Jewish Studies

Shine a Light Shabbat

December 8th

Host a Shine a Light Shabbat in your home

Shine a Light Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

December 8th, 7pm

Illini Chabad 

Latkes & Lights

December 13th, 7pm

YMCA of the University of Illinois

sponsored by Illini Hillel, Religious Workers Association, Interfaith in Action

“Shine a Light” Chanukah dinner and concert

December 13th, 5:30pm

Sinai Temple

RSVP here

 Shine a Light on Antisemitism and Anti LGBTQ Hate

January date TBD

CUJF and Uniting Pride

More information coming soon

These events were made possible a grant from