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"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means." Albert Einstein - (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955). Theoretical Physicist

 Chair: Karen Hyman

Members: Ariel Avgar, Rabbi Rogerio Cukierman, Lee Melhado, Sam Rosenberg, Paul Weichsel

Ex-Officio: Jessica Kopolow

JCRC disseminates information about current Jewish issues to the community at large; distributes a multi-year calendar of Jewish holidays to local schools and businesses; writes letters to local newspapers; provides speakers for radio programs, schools, and civic groups; supplies books about Jewish subjects to local public libraries; monitors and provides programming for local public access TV stations; and keeps abreast of changes in legislation affecting the Jewish community.

JCRC Speaking Engagements (Lee Melhado), 2010-11:

• September 16, 2010: Parkland College; Deborah Owen’s Hebrew Scripture class, Jewish Religion & Holidays

• January 27, 2011: Bottenfield Elementary School; Multicultural Celebration, shofar with Lee Melhado and klezmer music with members of Don’t Ask

• March 14, 2011: Robeson Elementary School; Mary Reger’s 5th grade class, Anti-semitism & Genocide: How It Happens, How to Resist It

• March 30, 2011: St. John’s Catholic Newman Center; Intercultural Friendship Foundation (IFF) panel, Roles of the Family in Society and Raising Children in Your Tradition

• March 31, 2011: Parkland College; Deborah Owen’s Hebrew Scripture class, Jewish Religion & Holidays

• April 3, 2011: Interview by a graduate student about conversion to Judaism

• April 27, 2011: St. John’s Catholic Newman Center; IFF panel, Exemplary Families in Your Faith Tradition

• May 15, 2011: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Gibson City; Annual Israel Day Celebration, The Shofar in Jewish Ritual, Part III

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Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

503 East John Street
Champaign, IL  61820
(217)  367-9872

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