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combating poverty, racism and anti-Semitism

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 Internships

Be the Change. Apply Today.

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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JCUA members put their Jewish values into action, working for social justice in Chicago.

From the NewsBlog

JCUA News
Chicago Trauma Center Victory: Black Lives Do Matter
Monday, December 15, 2014 1:37:13 PM

Filling in the Gaps: Legislation and Gun Violence in one of America’s Deadliest Cities
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 4:39:31 PM

On December 2, You Can Help Or Tzedek Change Lives
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 9:23:29 AM

Last night’s ruling: reflecting on Ferguson and justice
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:45:00 PM

Turn ‘Just’ Words into Action
Monday, November 24, 2014 1:58:25 PM

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Or Tzedek 2015 REGISTRATION

Summer 2015 registration is now open. 

SESSION 1: THURS. JUNE 18 - SUN. JUNE 28
SESSION 2: THURS. JULY 30 - SUN. AUG. 9

Or Tzedek educates and mobilizes Jewish teens, providing opportunities for learning, awareness, social justice action and FUN.

Upcoming JCUA EVENTS


Upcoming Events

► JCUA Member Hannukah Party
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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