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JCUA pursues social and economic justice through issue-based campaigns, community investment, and building bridges between the Jewish community and communities challenged by poverty and racism. Focused on mobilizing a progressive Jewish voice to address root causes of social injustice, JCUA works as an allied partner together with diverse communities across Chicago to achieve a more just city and better quality of life for all Chicagoans. Learn more about JCUA

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JCUA’s internship program trains students and emerging leaders throughout the year. We provide interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. JCUA interns gain professional experience, empowering mentoring and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and genders.

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From the NewsBlog

JCUA News
JCUA August Newsletter
Mimi Harris on the Cover! / JCUA members gather at Yusho / Deborah Goldberg named director of teen programs / Farewell message from Rebecca Katz / Photos from interfaith vigil at Broadview detention center
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:12:07 PM

From Membership to Leadership: Equipping Our Members With Tools for Organizing
On Thursday, JCUA convened our second member meeting. Following our first meeting in June, the intention of this meeting was to teach skills and frameworks essential for effective organizing. By equipping our members with some of the same training and tools used by professional organizers, we aim to empower our lay leaders to advance our organizing work […]
Monday, August 11, 2014 3:28:55 PM

Allyship and the Value of Privilege
Graie Barasch-Hagans, Or Tzedek Advanced Activism '14 counselor, explores the role of allyship in creating communities dedicated to change and how allyship relates to his practice of Judaism.
Friday, August 08, 2014 12:00:00 PM

JCUA: Making a Difference Through Jewish Identity
Zoe Reinstein, says her experience as a JCUA intern "has taught me that there is nothing more exhilarating than feeling like you are actually making a difference because of your Jewish identity, which would have been impossible anywhere other than JCUA."
Thursday, August 07, 2014 2:00:41 PM

Harvesting at Growing Home
Rena Newman, Or Tzedek Advanced Activism '14, reflects on harvesting at Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Why we lament: a JCUA reflection on Tisha b’Av
by Sara Sandmel JCUA summer intern Tisha b’Av begins tonight, marking the end of a three week period of mourning on the Jewish calendar. We mourn, traditionally for the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem, both of which – according to the Jewish tradition – were destroyed on the ninth day of the month of […]
Monday, August 04, 2014 11:45:17 AM

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Upcoming JCUA EVENTS


Upcoming Events

► Vigil For A Trauma Center
Thu, 21 Aug 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

► Rally to Stop Deportations - Put Pressure on ICE!
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

► National Day of Action to Protect Children and Families
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

► Ambassadors for Peace Rally Against Gun Violence
Sun, 31 Aug 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

► JCUA Member Meeting: Grassroots Organizing
Wed, 03 Sep 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

► JCUA Member Meeting: Legislative Organizing
Thu, 04 Sep 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


More Events

Upcoming Community ACTIONs


Upcoming Events

► Rethinking and Re-Imagining Community Safety with Project NIA
Wed, 20 Aug 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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