JCUA Annual Passover Seder
Interfaith Dinner and Shabbaton 7-1-16
Interfaith Dinner and Shabbaton 7-1-16
Trauma Care Campaign Victory



The Second Tzedek
By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s AVODAH Organizing Fellow This past week, we read Parshat Shoftim, from the book of Deuteronomy. This Torah portion outlines a set of guidelines for ethical and moral behaviors- a very common theme in Jewish holy texts. Shoftim identifies the proper methods for appointing judges, procedures for  judicial systems, warnings against worshiping […]
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:06:40 PM

Linking Values to Action
By Iszy Licht JCUA Member I first connected with JCUA two years ago through my work as a student activist at Northwestern University. I was the President of a new student group on campus committed to working against gun violence, Northwestern Students for Gun Violence Prevention. We volunteered at the JCUA’s 2014 Freedom and Justice […]
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:37:33 PM

Or Tzedek is for You
By Abby  Or Tzedek Alumni – Summer 2016 As someone who has had her fair share of experiences with programs targeted at Jewish teens, I can confidently say that Or Tzedek was one of the most meaningful experiences that I’ve ever had–Jewish or not. Or Tzedek is unlike any other program in that it combines […]
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:03:59 PM

Making an Impact and Having a Blast!
By Hannah Arwe JCUA Teen Programming Coordinator Hello from Teen Programming! I just finished leading my first Or Tzedek Summer Social Justice Institute and it was an absolute blast! I felt like both a leader and a learner, developing young folks’ capacity for change while also continuing to learn for myself the crucial components of organizing, […]
Monday, August 15, 2016 2:49:51 PM

Jewish Journey to Justice
By Eliana Chavkin JCUA Member “These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out from the land of Egypt in troops by the hand of Moses and Aaron…” –Parshat Masei, Numbers 33:1 We read in Parshat Masei the full list of stops the Jewish people made from Egypt to the land of […]
Friday, August 12, 2016 11:23:27 AM

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Calendar of Events

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JCore Subcommittee Meeting
Police Accountability
Tuesday, September 27
Spertus, 610 S Michigan
RSVP and More Info
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Days of Awe, Days of Change
Faith & Environmental Justice
Wednesday, October 5
7:00 PM
Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 E 60th Street
Discuss the role of faith in sustainability and the intersections of racism, classism and power in environmental (in)justice RSVP and More Info


Healing & Hope for Our City
Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK)
Wednesday, October 12
3:30 PM - Two Locations:
- 75th & Stewart-Englewood
- Wilson & Knox
Join MASK to say Yizkor for the devastation caused by gun violence in our city. RSVP and More Info

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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