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Touro University Illinois Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Skokie Campus

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Touro Deans, Donors, Local Community Leaders Gather to Dedicate Touro University Illinois Campus

On Tuesday, June 20th, Touro University Illinois held a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the Rabbi Fabian and Ruth Schonfeld Campus in Skokie, Illinois. More than 200 Touro students, faculty, deans, donors, and administration gathered to celebrate this exciting milestone including Rabbi Shabsai and Debby Wolfe, who dedicated the campus, Rabbi and Mrs. Yoel Schonfeld, Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish, Hebrew Theological College (HTC) CEO Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman and Touro University Illinois Associate Provost, Dr. Chani Tessler. They were joined in celebration by Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, CEO and President of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce Howard Meyer and State Representative Kevin Olickal, among others. PA students came out to celebrate the momentous occasion, joining Touro deans from around the globe and local community leaders.

Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish, himself a former Chicago resident, shared his excitement about the launch of the new Touro school and campus, “We are thrilled to dedicate Touro University Illinois, our newest Touro campus offering top quality graduate programs in high-demand fields.”

Touro University Illinois offers graduate-level programs in Cybersecurity and Data Analytics for Healthcare as well as Physician Assistant (PA) and Family Nurse Practitioner.

During the invocation, Rabbi Shmuel Schuman declared, “The education on this campus should achieve the mission of Touro HTC and the focus of Rabbi Schonfeld to accomplish great things for the Jewish community and society at large."

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