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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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We Must Stand Together

Categories: About JCUA, Anti-Semitism & Hate, Community Events, Community Issues, Educational Programs, Guest Blog Posts, Human Rights, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Jewish-Muslim Community, Membership

By Michael Goldberg JCUA Member A few weeks ago, I joined members of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and the Downtown Islamic Center in a joint community service event at the DIC. When I arrived I met a group of lively volunteers. Together we worked in an assembly line to prepare peanut butter, banana …

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