Our Mission

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

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Our Impact

Impact 1

1,800

Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,800 members.

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Impact 2

$5.2 million

JCUA has invested $5.2 million in the creation and preservation of over 4,000 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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JCUA 1:1 Training @ SketchPad
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ TBD
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Chai-Lights Hanukkah Party
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join JCUA for our Chai-Lights Hanukkah Party scheduled for Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at  JCUA’s office located in SketchPad (4700 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite B). All JCUA members, supporters and friends are welcome. Join us at 7:00 pm for a candle lighting and short program. Food and Drinks will be served. Children are welcome. You can RSVP by clicking here. Please call JCUA Development Associate Matt Teitelbaum with any questions at 312-985-5653 or email matt@jcua.org.

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Phone-a-thon
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join JCUA for our Annual Phone-a-Thon. Volunteers and staff will participate in calling JCUA donors to thank them for their past support and ask them to consider renewing their support with a special year-end gift. Please RSVP to Jill Katz jill@jcua.org, (312) 663-0960, ex 115 no later than Friday, December 7th.

Latest Blog

  • November 1, 2018 05/29/15 Vote on November 6!

    Midterm elections are in 5 days! Have you made a plan yet for when you are going to vote? Early voting is underway-- if you live in Chicago here is a list of where early voting polling locations are and when they are open: https://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html Planning to vote …

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  • October 30, 2018 05/29/15 JCUA Statement on Tree of Life Tragedy

    JCUA stands with the Tree of Life Congregation, the city of Pittsburgh, and all those affected by the horrific tragedy that unfolded yesterday morning. 11 people were murdered - another devastating example of the hate and antisemitism that is being spread across our country. For 54 years we have …

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  • October 18, 2018 05/29/15 I Have a Voice and I Have Power

    This summer I participated in Or Tzedek and the experience I had was absolutely amazing. Or Tzedek was made up of a group ten teens from Chicago and Florida. Usually, I’m very shy, so going to stay in the city for twelve days with no …

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  • October 5, 2018 05/29/15 Join JCUA for the 2018 Congregation Summit

    Join JCUA and members from our 11 Congregation Partners at the 2018 Hineinu Congregation Summit JCUA is working to build a multi-denominational, multi-racial, multi-generational, cross-geographic Jewish community spanning Congregations from across Chicagoland. At the summit guests will have the opportunity to:         •  Dive deep into JCUA’s issue campaign …

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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.