JCUA Blog

We Are The Ones We Need

Categories: Other
By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s Avodah Fellow After Election Day, I experienced what I can only describe as the five stages of grief. I felt desperately sad, and then I was consumed by anger, and then fleeting denial that maybe the next years won’t be so bad, and then bargaining–”Maybe a recount?,” and then finally(and only …

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Congregation “Pursuers of Justice”

Categories: Other
This message is from Rabbi Minkus of Congregation Rodfei Zedek. We are inspired by his words and his call to “live out the essence of what it means to be a Jew” in these uncertain times. Message from Rabbi Minkus on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees Two weeks ago we began reading …

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I Will Not Become Complacent

Categories: About JCUA, Anti-Semitism & Hate, Community Events
On Tuesday, November 22, over 250 people from across Chicago came together with JCUA to reject bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism, and to rededicate themselves to standing with the oppressed. Rabbi Megan GoldMarche of Metro Chicago Hillel delivered these powerful words. On election night, my wife, Paige, and I decided to host a party for our college students. We figured it …

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I Never Really Left Or Tzedek

Categories: About JCUA, Or Tzedek / Teen Program
REGISTRATION FOR OR TZEDEK SUMMER 2017 IS OPEN! Sign up before Jan. 15, 2017 to receive the Early Bird Discount. Let Sydney, one of last year’s teens, tell you why you should. This summer I participated in JCUA’s Or Tzedek summer institute, a program for teenagers in high school who want to explore Chicago and …

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