The Jewish Voice for
Social Justice in Chicago

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism, by mobilizing the Jewish community to be a powerful voice for economic and racial justice. For 57 years, we have worked in partnership with diverse coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity and advocate for concrete improvements in people’s lives. With a growing membership of more than 2,000 Jews across Chicagoland, we bring a committed base to three main program areas: grassroots organizing campaigns, youth engagement, and community development. Join our movement.

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Recent Posts

  • September 3, 2021 05/29/15 Happy New Year! In 5782, let’s transform Chicago together.

    By Judy Levey, JCUA Executive Direcotr As we welcome Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of the Hebrew year 5782, I am writing to wish all of you — our beloved JCUA members, supporters, partners, and allies — a sweet and meaningful year ahead. We’re fortunate that the …

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  • August 31, 2021 05/29/15 JCUA celebrates Grand Opening of Chicago Furniture Bank

    JCUA supporters gathered last week for the Grand Opening of the Chicago Furniture Bank's new facility in Brighton Park, which was made possible in part by our Community Ventures Program. The Chicago Furniture Bank provides dignity, stability, and comfort to local families transitioning out of …

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JCUA’s mission is to strive for justice and equity in our city, country and across the world.
In order to align our food choices with these values, we adopt DefaultVeg
as our food practice for all meetings and events, to shift our purchasing practices
away from factory farming — a root cause of social injustice for humans, animals, and the environment.