This Is Not Normal

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By Jeff Zaluda JCUA Member & Board of Directors Jeff gave the following speech last weekend at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Refugee Remix Rally: Fighting Fear, Building Power. My name is Jeff Zaluda and I am the grandson of immigrants who fled persecution for a better life in this nation. I am honored to …

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We Are The Ones We Need

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By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s Avodah Fellow After Election Day, I experienced what I can only describe as the five stages of grief. I felt desperately sad, and then I was consumed by anger, and then fleeting denial that maybe the next years won’t be so bad, and then bargaining–”Maybe a recount?,” and then finally(and only …

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Congregation “Pursuers of Justice”

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This message is from Rabbi Minkus of Congregation Rodfei Zedek. We are inspired by his words and his call to “live out the essence of what it means to be a Jew” in these uncertain times. Message from Rabbi Minkus on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees Two weeks ago we began reading …

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