Why do the work of social justice Jewishly?

Categories: JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Education, Organizing Fellowship
This past week JCUA launched its Organizing Fellowship with its first cohort of Fellows from five different universities around the Chicagoland area. During the coming year we will be exploring what it means to take action on local issues of racial and economic justice through a Jewish lens, and learning the skills of community organizing …

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You call this a fast?

Categories: Other
JCUA Community Organizer Avra Shapiro and JCore Member Joseph Grant shared these inspiring words at Mishkan’s Yom Kippur service this Saturday. Gmar Tov. My name is Joseph Grant. I am a builder here at Mishkan and a leader with ONE Northside and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, two of Mishkan’s Justice Team partners. I …

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JCUA’s Community Ventures Program Provides Loan to Warren Apartments

Categories: CVP, JCUA Statement
JCUA’s newest CVP zero-interest loan will help cover the predevelopment costs associated with the construction of Warren Apartments. Consisting of 75 units of mixed-income housing, this project complements the 89 units of supportive housing at neighboring Harvest Commons (renovated by Heartland in 2013), and addresses the great need for affordable workforce housing in the rapidly gentrifying …

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L’Shanah Tova from JCUA

Categories: Jewish Holidays
If there is a single Jewish holiday that is awake up call, it is Rosh Hashanah. In the Torah it is Yom Teruah – a “day of shouting”. As we blow the shofar we express the emotions involved in standing in a spotlight of judgement on the cusp of a new year. We start and end with the …

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