Encore Live Stream of Acts of Change 2020 @ Facebook LIve
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

If you missed the show or just want another chance to watch the program with your JCUA community, we will be live streaming Acts of Change 2020 again on Friday, August 7, at 12:00 reaffirm JCUA’s mission to transform the City of Chicago into a place that embodies the Jewish values of equity and justice.

Every year at Acts of Change, JCUA honors an individual with the Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award for their commitment to the values JCUA’s founder Rabbi Marx lives and teaches. We honored Jeff Zaluda with this year’s award for his lifelong dedication to pursuing social justice and a more equitable Chicago. Jeff has been a leading voice in JCUA’s work for more than a decade, generously dedicating his time, passion, and resources to carrying forward our mission. He has helped us grow into an organization that is as focused and powerful as we’ve ever been.

The funds we raise for Acts of Change allows JCUA to activate the Jewish community of Chicago around racial and economic justice. You can still support Acts of Change and JCUA’s work to advance racial and economic justice in Chicago.


JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at

JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting – Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 pm
Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting. We will likely be on Zoom, but we are considering options for an in-person meeting. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.
JCUA Fair Tax Presentation with Beth Emet @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 A Primer on the Illinois Fair Tax Campaign

with Marissa Levy, Anna Rubin, Gwen Tucker and Abby White of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm

Zoom link: 

On November 3rd Illinois voters will go to the polls not only to elect a president, but to vote on an amendment to the state constitution.  If approved, this amendment, known as the Fair Tax Amendment, will allow enactment of a graduated rate income tax in the state.  Currently, Illinois has a flat rate income tax, which has created one of the most unfair taxing systems in the nation. It fails to tax people relative to their income and the impact is clear: a structural deficit, inadequate levels of core services to Illinois communities, and a bruised state economy. These problems have only been exacerbated in recent months with the onset of COVID-19 and the ongoing uprisings for racial justice in the state.  Join us at this session to learn about the campaign to pass the Fair Tax Amendment and how we can take action as a Jewish community to more equitably and justly fund our state.