Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,500 members.
JCUA has invested $4.5 million in the creation and preservation of over 3,600 units of affordable housing.
JCUA’s Teen Social Justice Program has taught over 500 teenagers how to put their Jewish values into action as powerful social justice advocates.
Our city is in crisis. After decades of unchecked misconduct in the Chicago Police Department, tensions between communities, police, and politicians have reached a boiling point. As a new presidential administration radically shakes up government agencies like the Department of Justice, our city risks descending further into instability and danger. The time has come to act, and so we must act together.
On Passover, we recall our exodus from Egypt, a narrow place with an obstinate ruler, into the great expanse of the promised land. This year, we recognize the narrow place our city is in, and our obligation to heed the call of prophetic voices in Chicago’s most policed communities. Together, let’s come out from under this narrow place of oppression, toward the great expanse of the world as it should be.
WHEN: Sunday, April 2, 3:00 – 4:30 PM, doors open at 2:30
WHERE: KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Join us on Monday evening, April 3rd for a visual text study on racial justice! You might be asking yourself, “what’s a visual text study?” Great question! Some of the most powerful commentaries about race in the US in the past ten years have been music videos, sketches, stand-up, and cartoons by artists of color. We will be watching and discussing different clips from Key & Peele, Beyonce’s Lemonade, the Boondocks, Maz Jobrani, Issa Rae’s Insecure, and more.
As always, heavy snacks will be served.
Please join the Facebook group for more updates – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081342505324627/. Contact Hannah Arwe at 312-663-0960 with any questions!
We will be having a Do Not Stand Idly By Meeting to discuss JCUA’s post-election work! We will be exploring the ways that we continue to support vulnerable communities and organize around the issues that have become relevant under a Trump administration. We hope you will join us in this conversation to build this work.
By Erica Walker JCUA Member Erica gave this presentation at KAM Isaiah Israel last Shabbat in preparation for our upcoming Passover community meeting for police accountability: Out From The Narrows. Join us! Shabbat shalom. On April 2nd, our congregation will be hosting a police accountability community meeting with …
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.
Evening of Thursday, June 8
825 W. Erie, Chicago