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Gross is greeted with hugs after arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday.

Gross is greeted with hugs after arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday.

After five years in a Cuban jail, USAID contractor and Washington area resident Alan Gross is home. His release was the result of national and international efforts — spurred in part by the unrelenting pressure and activism of the local Jewish community. We explore how the weekly vigils, letter-writing campaigns and broad support contributed to Gross’s release.

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  • Ron Halber Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington

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