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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Fierce Women of Faith – Honoring Courageous Moms @ Catholic Theological Union - Academic Building
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Police Accountability Organizing Committee
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please note: organizing committee meetings are for members only. For more information, email daniel@jcua.org

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Out From the Narrows ***NEW LOCATION*** @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 JCUA’s Passover Meeting for Police Accountability

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.

This Passover, join us for

OUT FROM THE NARROWS:

JCUA’s Passover Community Meeting for Police Accountability

WHEN: Sunday, April 2, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
WHERE: KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

 

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Racial Justice Book & Film Series: A Visual Text Study @ Silverstein Base Hillel
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our fourth meeting in the Racial Justice Book & Film Series, we will meet on Monday evening, April 3rd for a visual text study on racial justice. We will use film and short video clips to discuss how racial justice issues and work are seen and discussed in the world around us, and what they mean for us as Jews.

Please join the Facebook group for more updates – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081342505324627/. Contact Hannah Arwe at 312-663-0960 with any questions!

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  • March 23, 2017 05/29/15 A Collective Jewish Voice for Police Accountability

    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 …

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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.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
2017 Annual Acts of Change Dinner

Featuring
Jamie Kalven
Award-Winning Investigative Reporter on Police Accountability in Chicago

Evening of Thursday, June 8
Galleria Marchetti
825 W. Erie, Chicago

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This Passover stand for
Police Accountability with JCUA.

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