Always the Stranger

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On  April 11, Northwestern Hillel’s Executive Director and JCUA Member Michael Simon spoke at JCUA’s 2016 Freedom and Justice Seder: The 11th Plague – Standing Against Islamophobia. In celebration of Passover this week, we are honored to share his inspiring presentation in full. By Michael Simon I am the Executive Director of Northwestern Hillel, the center and catalyst for …

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My Son Came Home

Categories: Community Issues, Guest Blog Posts, Gun Violence Prevention, Human Rights, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Police Brutality, Violence

(This blog post was originally printed in Oy! Chicago on March 25, 2016) By Annice Moses JCUA Member Three teen boys running around with saggy pants and backpacks. One of them is wearing a black hoodie — hood up, a bandana covering the lower half of his face. That kid has a gun in his hand. …

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