Our Mission

JCUA and its members are powerful allies and advocates for positive social change in Chicago. We combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with our city’s diverse communities.

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Our Impact

Impact 1

1,500

Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,500 members.

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Impact 2

$4.5 million

JCUA has invested $4.5 million in the creation and preservation of over 3,600 units of affordable housing.

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Impact 3

500

JCUA’s Teen Social Justice Program has taught over 500 teenagers how to put their Jewish values into action as powerful social justice advocates.

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Upcoming Events

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Police Accountability Organizing Committee Meeting @ Spertus
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note: organizing committee meetings are for members only. Interested in getting involved in our police accountability work? Email avra@jcua.org.

Latest Blog

  • September 20, 2017 05/29/15 L’Shanah Tova from JCUA

    If there is a single Jewish holiday that is a wake up call, it is Rosh Hashanah. In the Torah it is Yom Teruah - a “day of shouting”. As we blow the shofar we express the emotions involved in standing in a spotlight of judgement on the …

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE AND LEGACY DONORS.

For over 40 years, Gerry and I have proudly supported the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Through my work at JCUA, I have a voice on the issues that are important to me. And I continue to build upon what has become a family tradition, passing on our values to the next generation.

Steve Keen, JCUA Board of Directors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE AND LEGACY DONORS.