More than just a golf tournament: WM Phoenix Open gives back to most vulnerable

By Jessica Lazo Medill Reports PHOENIX – Children aren’t a common sight at PGA tournaments, but their presence is undeniable at the WM Phoenix Open. “We always say it’s for the kids,” said Life Thunderbird member Dan Fox. The Thunderbirds, an 85-year-old, community-based, nonprofit organization, funnel all proceeds from the tournament to children and families […]

University of Illinois rabbi hosts talk between former NBA player Meyers Leonard, Jewish community after Leonard used antisemitic slur last year

By Jonathan Fernandez Medill Reports Former NBA and Illini basketball player Meyers Leonard visited his alma mater Jan. 17 for what was supposed to be a 30-minute conversation with the student Jewish community this winter.  Instead, the conversation lasted for about two hours, hosted by Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, the director of the Chabad Jewish Center […]