Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,800 members.
JCUA has invested $5.2 million in the creation and preservation of over 4,000 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.
Join Avodah, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Mishkan Chicago, Repair the World and Silverstein Base Hillel for our third annual Chicago Justice series. This year we will focus on themes of safety and security through a Jewish lens: examining our relationships as Jews to law enforcement historically and today, exploring local work on police accountability, and thinking about how various identities we hold may impact how we think about our own safety.
Register below for the series, which costs $25 a person and includes dinners at all sessions. If cost is a barrier to participation we are happy to work with you – we want this space to be accessible to everyone. Email Rabbi Megan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will make it work!
Thursday February 21, 6:30-8:30
Thursday March 28, 6:30-8:30
Tuesday April 23, 6:30-8:30
Thursday May 9, 6:30-8:30
Friday May 31, 6-9 pm, Shabbat Dinner
Register through Mishkan Chicago’s page
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