Intersections of Antisemitism and White Supremacy

Categories: Black-Jewish Relations

by Aaron Wolfson These days, everyone has an opinion on antisemitism. Amidst this talk, however, are more questions than answers. Is the threat of antisemitism — also known as anti-Jewish oppression — greater on the left or on the right? Is it antisemitic to criticize Israeli government policy or to support the Boycott, Divestment, and …

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Hope Werstler on learning community organizing through a Jewish lens

Categories: Educational Programs, Or Tzedek / Teen Program, Organizing Fellowship, Other, Youth Programs
Hope Werstler is participating in the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs’ Or Tzedek organizing internship for teens in Chicagoland. The program aims to empower young Jewish leaders with the skills, knowledge and inspiration needed to pursue social change through a Jewish lens. The internship, which meets twice a month from September to May, offers participants …

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“I feel like it reaches the core of my being”: a conversation with Mike Frankenstein

Categories: About JCUA, Economic Justice, Grassroots Organizing, Immigration Justice, Other
How did you get involved with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and what have you been working on? When I retired in October of 2014, I made a list of things I wanted to do. One of them was to reconnect with my roots with JCUA. I wanted to get involved with a community …

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