The new Chabad House is centrally located at 821 S. Illinois Avenue, a main road in Carbondale. With its close proximity to campus (directly across the street), it is within walking distance of student housing and conveniently close to the Amtrak train station. 

Additionally, there is well-lit free parking available in the back of the building.

Approximate walking distance from various student landmarks:
Landmark Minutes of Walking
Saluki Express bus stop #183 0
Rec Center 6
Amtrak Train Station 8
Student Center 9
The Towers 9
Thompson Point 15


New Building Features (Opened in August 2023)

First and foremost, we're planning a beautiful shul that is both spacious and inviting. It is the perfect place for our community to come together and pray.

In addition to the shul, we are also adding a library of Jewish books for all ages. This library is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about Judaism or simply wants to find a good book to read.

In the works is a lounge area where visitors can relax and socialize.  The lounge will be equipped with comfortable seating and a variety of resources to help students learn more about Judaism and Jewish culture. There are also opportunities for Jewish learning and engagement, such as Torah study sessions and holiday celebrations.This space is perfect for hosting events or simply hanging out with friends. For those who are looking for a quick snack, we'll have a kosher snack bar and coffee station. This is a great spot to grab a bite to eat before or after classes.

There will also be a small kosher food store, carrying products that until now have not been available locally. Additionally, there will be a collection of both seasonal and year-round Judaica supplies such as Mezuzahs, home decor, Menorah's and more. This store will hopefully be a great resource for anyone in the area who needs to purchase Judaica items or kosher food.

The new  kitchen will be perfect for catering events such as a weekly Kiddush, Jewish celebrations, Pizza & Parsha study sessions and other Jewish food experiences in the works. 

We are thrilled with all these available additions to our new community center and we hope that they will enhance the experience of everyone who visits!