Meet Summer Organizing Intern Hannah Berger

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Hi! I’m Hannah Berger and I am the social work intern at JCUA this summer. Social Work is a very broad field, and encompasses everything from the clinical therapy to community organizing, which I am so excited to engage with this summer. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, studying Management …

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Meet Summer Organizing Intern Bevy Daniel

Categories: Interns & Internships
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Hi! My name is Bevy Daniel, and I’m an Organizing intern for JCUA this summer. I’m so excited by the way JCUA matches its Jewish values to its actions, and can’t wait to learn more about and contribute to the organizing team’s efforts.  I grew up in McLean, Virginia a few miles from DC and …

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Meet Summer Organizing Intern Maisie Smith

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Hi! My name is Maisie Smith and I am super excited to be an Organizing Intern for JCUA this summer. I can’t wait to learn more about how JCUA engages Jewish communities in work towards change around the issues that are most pressing to them. About me – I grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts …

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Standing With My Community

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“No cop academy! 95 mil for a community!” The chants of passionate Chicagoans filled City Hall the morning of March 13. I found myself surrounded by angry members of my community as city council decided whether or not to fund Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $95 million cop academy. We stood around for hours, shouting relentlessly in …

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Chag Sameach from JCUA – Pursue Justice this Passover

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Every year on Passover the Jewish community has an opportunity to reflect on the connections between our history and tradition and the world we live in today. We retell the story of our ancestors’ oppression under slavery in Egypt – their forced, brutal labor, the terrible loss of life among their children and families, the tests to …

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