Touro University Illinois Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Chicago Campus

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

June 26, 2023
Group of people standing in front of TCIL building behind sign The Rabbi Fabian and Ruth Schonfeld Campus
Touro students, faculty, deans, donors, and administration gather at the ribbon cutting for the new TUIL campus.

Touro University Illinois held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, dedicating the Rabbi Fabian and Ruth Schonfeld Campus in Skokie, Illinois. More than 200 people attended, 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.

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

PA students came out to celebrate the momentous occasion, joining Touro deans from around the globe and local community leaders.

Local Chicago officials in attendance included Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, CEO and President of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce Howard Meyer and State Representative Kevin Olickal, among others.

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.” 

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."