Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Welcome home, Gilad!

Finally free, Gilad Shalit returns to Israel. The North American Jewish community shares in the joy of his release. Read more » 

What Gilad Missed
Obama's election
Apple's iPhone
The Haiti earthquake
3 Olympic games
Twitter fuels a revolution
Harry Potter
Facebook gets 750 million users

Gilad should not have to miss another day of freedom to experience all that is happening in the world. Add your voice calling for his release!
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2011 Candlelight Vigil

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Gilad in JUF News

JUF shares Israelis’ joy at Gilad Shalit’s imminent release

Chicago's Jewish community and JUF/JF leadership join with our global Jewish family in anticipation of Shalit's release.

10/12/2011 11:23:41 AM

Chicagoans light the night for Gilad Shalit

The mood in Chicago’s Daley Plaza was bittersweet June 23, as some 500 Chicagoans gathered to show support for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.  

6/24/2011 12:03:47 PM

Chicagoans hold candlelight vigil for Gilad Shalit

More than 500 people offer thoughts and prayers in Federal Plaza June 24

6/25/2010 10:09:06 AM

Gilad Shalit is not the only hostage

Tonight members of Chicago's Jewish community will stand in vigil, focused on the fate of Gilad Shalit

6/24/2010 8:30:11 AM

Red Cross: We continue to try to gain access to Gilad Shalit

Hundreds of postcards for abducted soldier delivered to Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC.

9/23/2009 1:52:24 PM