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What is the AJC ACCESS Annual Event?

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What is the AJC ACCESS Annual Event?

A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian walk into a restaurant together…What happens in 2019?
The American Jewish Committee’s young professional division, ACCESS, is hosting its annual event on November 14th at the Dawson. 
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann from Mishkan, Chaplain Tahera Ahmad from Northwestern University, and Pastor Rodney Carter from Bright Star Church will be speaking about their interfaith work and the ways in which AJC is building critical partnerships with local religious communities. This event will showcase some of the unique and innovative efforts that AJC has been involved in to build bridges and create a network of tolerance and understanding.
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AJC has fostered these relationships for decades. AJC has partnerships on both the local level and globally with leaders and communities of various faiths and denominations. As a lay leader, I’ve had the opportunity to join with our Muslim allies to break bread at a traditional Iftar and experience a gospel service with the welcoming congregants of Bright Star Church in Bronzeville.  In times that can be incredibly divisive, it’s been a privilege to be part of an organization that realizes the importance of creating long-lasting friendships by actually getting to know people who we may not otherwise have the opportunity to cross paths within our daily lives.   
My personal connection to AJC began about 3 years ago when a family friend suggested I attend an AJC event. I had been looking to broaden my scope of community in Chicago and find ways to become more active with an organization with strong Jewish values. AJC’s unique and substantive programming has exceeded my expectations.
In addition to attending meaningful events, I’ve gotten to meet with diplomats, advocate on capital hill, and become friends with Jews from all over the world. The AJC ACCESS annual eventis just an intro into what AJC has to offer. Through access to diplomats, elected officials, and interfaith leaders, AJC’s advances its broader global priorities: combating antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.  
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The American Jewish Committee’s young professional division, ACCESS, is hosting its annual event on November 14th at the Dawson. 
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann from Mishkan, Chaplain Tahera Ahmad from Northwestern University, and Pastor Rodney Carter from Bright Star Church will be speaking about their interfaith work and the ways in which AJC is building critical partnerships with local religious communities. This event will showcase some of the unique and innovative efforts that AJC has been involved in to build bridges and create a network of tolerance and understanding. 
AJC has fostered these relationships for decades. AJC has partnerships on both the local level and globally with leaders and communities of various faiths and denominations. As a lay leader, I’ve had the opportunity to join with our Muslim allies to break bread at a traditional Iftar and experience a gospel service with the welcoming congregants of Bright Star Church in Bronzeville.  In times that can be incredibly divisive, it’s been a privilege to be part of an organization that realizes the importance of creating long-lasting friendships by actually getting to know people who we may not otherwise have the opportunity to cross paths with in our daily lives. 
Details:
AJC ACCESS Chicago Annual event
Date: November, 14th, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Dawson (730 W Grand Avenue, Chicago 60654)

 

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