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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Police Accountability Committee Meeting @ TBD
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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48th Ward Justice Shabbat Dinner
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mishkan and JCUA are coming together to celebrate Shabbat, learn about our police accountability campaigns, and talk about how we can take action as Jews in our own neighborhoods! Please note this event is only open to those who live in the 48th ward. Find which ward you live in here!

Please reach out to avra@jcua.org for more information.

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ICIRR 2018 Leadership Summit @ Malcolm X City College
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Latest Blog

  • January 18, 2018 05/29/15 JUST News – January 18, 2018

    JCUA Stands with Dreamers in D.C. Yesterday we joined Jews and Dreamers from across the country to occupy the Captiol and demand legislators pass a DREAM Act to protect our immigrant family. Our staff and membership were proud to be among those arrested in this historic act of civil disobedience. You …

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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.