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.
Or Tzedek: Jewish Teen Institute for Social Justice is a unique, Chicago-based program that provides opportunities for teens from across the country to learn about and take action on current social justice campaigns. Or Tzedek gives teens a Jewish framework to explore their social justice identities and gives them the tools and inspiration to build a better world.
We focus on building the skills for meaningful community organizing by looking at a root cause analysis of social justice issues. Teens come away equipped to be agents of positive systemic change. Every program builds a community of teen activists passionate about making Chicago a more just city.
In every program, teens will:
Get involved with Or Tzedek and JCUA today!
By Hannah Arwe JCUA Manager of Youth Programs It is hard to imagine that less than one month ago I had not yet met the 11 incredible teens who joined the first session of JCUA’s teen social justice institute this summer. This session, a new partnership 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.