Announcement and Obituary for Rabbi Robert J. Marx, Founder of JCUA

Categories: Announcements
It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of our extraordinary founder, teacher, and lifelong champion for justice Rabbi Robert J. Marx. Rabbi Marx passed away peacefully at his home on the Passover holiday, March 28, 2021, with his beloved family by his side. He was 93. Rabbi …

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The creation of JCUA’s Youth Organizing Caucus

Categories: Youth Programs

By Claire Schwartz, Or Tzedek alum & co-founder of JCUA Youth Caucus I was a member of JCUA’s Or Tzedek teen internship program during the summer of 2018, where I learned about organizing and social justice from a Jewish perspective. I wanted to stay involved with JCUA when the program ended. Since I live on …

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JCUA to work on addressing homelessness through Bring Chicago Home campaign

Categories: Grassroots Organizing
Following a two-month selection process of proposals, presentations, and deliberation, the JCUA membership has voted to join Bring Chicago Home (BCH), a grassroots movement to combat homelessness in Chicago. The campaign seeks to create a dedicated revenue stream for permanent supportive housing by restructuring the way the city collects taxes when properties are bought and sold. Currently, Chicago collects a 1.2 percent tax on …

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JCUA Member Spotlight: Brother Mike Eldridge

Categories: Other
JCUA is highlighting amazing members in our community working at the intersection of social justice, organizing, and Jewish values. Today we spotlight Brother Mike Eldridge, a core member of JCUA’s Kol Or Jews of Color Caucus and the Police Accountability & Public Safety Committee. Mike grew up in Albany Park, Chicago with his aunt where …

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