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Get out the Vote (GOTV) for Fair Tax!
Oct 24 – Nov 3 all-day

Join JCUA and the Vote YES for Fair Tax Coalition as we do the crucial work of getting out the Vote during the 10 days leading up to Election Day. We will be phone banking each day and also coordinating passing Fair Tax palm cards at early voting sites throughout the city. Here is our schedule:

  • Saturday, October 24th: Passing palm cards at early voting sites**
  • Sunday, October 25th: Phone Banks: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm & Passing palm cards
  • Monday, October 26th-Thursday, October 29th: Phone Banks at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, October 31st: Passing palm cards at early voting sites**
  • Sunday, November 1st: Phone Banks: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm & Passing palm cards
  • Monday, November 2nd: Phone Banks: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm & Passing palm cards
  • Election Day (Tuesday, November 3rd): 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm

You can sign-up for a shift here. Please email Emma (emmakagan@jcua.org) with any questions and to recieve materials for handing out at early polling lcoations.

**If within your Shabbat practice

Nov
7
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Kol Or Ruach Election Havdalah
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The general election of 2020 has blown us into political history. Violence and COVID-19 have taken the breath from thousands. With unique intersections into other communities across America and the world, Jews of Color are the wind of resistance to status quo. If you identify as a Jew of Color, please join us as we process the past, honor the moment and prepare for the future. Join our Zoom call.

Nov
15
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Immigration Nation Watch Party (Episode 1)
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Starting November 15, JCUA Immigration Committee members will be hosting watch parties of the docu-series Immigration Nation. This 6-part series is a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to footage of ICE operations. Each Sunday afternoon we’ll watch one episode together and then have a 30-minute guided discussion. We hope these watch parties will help our community understand and prepare to disrupt the injustices of the American immigration system.

Sign up at bit.ly/JCUAWatchParty to join us!

Nov
19
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Kol Or Meeting
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kol Or caucus of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is a space for those who identify as Jews of Color to gather, build community, and organize for systemic social change. Made up of Jews of Color from across Chicago, Kol Or plays an important role in JCUA’s work to transform our city into a more just and equitable place.

Contact: Jackie Baldwin (jackie@jcua.org)

Register for the meeting.

Nov
22
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Immigration Nation Screening 2 @ Netflix Party/Zoom
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This series takes a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to ICE operations. We hope it can be a powerful tool for our knowledge on the US immigration system and how it intersects with systems of incarceration and criminalization in our country.

On Sundays November 15, November 22, and 4 other dates TBD  from 3pm-4:30, we will use Netflix party to view this series together. Please sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4EI8cww_Xpuvd_WjLJdxP-JnKLiyhlyAI2h7FfZRWuUhYWQ/viewform to join us. We will send out instructions on downloading Netflix Party and the call links to those who register. Each week will consist of one episode of the series, a brief centering exercise, and a guided discussion. If you would like some assistance in understanding the Netflix Party extension, we will be hosting a 30 minute tech support zoom call before each viewing.

We hope this series can be a powerful tool in understanding the unjust system we find ourselves in so we can be ready to disrupt it.

Nov
23
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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Police Accountability Committee meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 6pm. Reach out to avra@Jcua.org for more information.

Please note: committee meetings are for members only. Become a member here.

Nov
29
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Youth Organizing Caucus Meeting
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Regular meeting of JCUA’s teen organizing caucus! All high school aged folks are welcome – please reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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Immigration Nation Screening 3 @ Netflix Party/Zoom
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This series takes a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to ICE operations. We hope it can be a powerful tool for our knowledge on the US immigration system and how it intersects with systems of incarceration and criminalization in our country.

On Sundays from 3pm-4:30, we will use Netflix party to view this series together. Please sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4EI8cww_Xpuvd_WjLJdxP-JnKLiyhlyAI2h7FfZRWuUhYWQ/viewform to join us. We will send out instructions on downloading Netflix Party and the call links to those who register. Each week will consist of one episode of the series, a brief centering exercise, and a guided discussion. If you would like some assistance in understanding the Netflix Party extension, we will be hosting a 30 minute tech support zoom call before each viewing.

We hope this series can be a powerful tool in understanding the unjust system we find ourselves in so we can be ready to disrupt it.

Nov
30
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College Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please visit this page to learn more about the program, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

Dec
2
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 pm for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting on Zoom. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.

https://forms.gle/PptBhV86eb3dEA489

 

Dec
6
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Intersections of Antisemitism & White Supremacy Training
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

This is our second annual Intersections of Antisemitism & White Supremacy Training. This training will build off of our Racial Justice Training in order to help us get more clear as a community on antisemitism, its history and origins, the stakes of our current moment, how it affects our movement work, and how we can collectively move towards healing, liberation, and resilience. In these current times in which antisemitism and white supremacy are on the rise, it is as important as ever that we gain clarity and understanding around these topics so we can build a world that is safe for all

Please note: we are at capacity for this training, but please stay tuned for our continued offerings.
Dec
7
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College Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please visit this page to learn more about the program, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

Dec
13
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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13th Film Screening and Discussion
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join JCUA’s Kol Or Caucus for Jews of Color for a film screening of the documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbis Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken EHC and Frederick Reeves of KAM Isaiah Israel.

Register here: bit.ly/KolOrJCUA13th

Dec
14
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Chicago Jewish Justice Circle Candle Lighting @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join folks from the Chicago Jewish Justice Circle for a Hanukkah candle lighting to spread the flame of justice around our city this year! After we light the candles and sing together, all are invited to stick around and learn with Rav Aryeh Bernstein of Avodah on Violence and Social Change: The Maccabees and Beyond.
Fill out this form to receive the Zoom link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSftKdayR…/viewform…
This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Jewish Justice Circle, Avodah, the Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees, JCUA, Keshet, Mishkan Chicago, Repair the World Chicago, and Silverstein Base Hillel.
Dec
16
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JCUA Hanukkah Candle Lighting @ Zoom
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
10
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Jan 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

Jan
14
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JCUA Congregation Partner Network Gathering @ Zoom
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Jan
24
Sun
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.