Event Calendar

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Membership Drive @ Sketchpad
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our end of year phone-a-thon membership drive. Join with other JCUA members to call past and future JCUA members, encouraging them to organize their money with JCUA as we close out 2019! RSVP here.

Dec
15
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more!

Dec
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JCUA Hanukkah Party @ Sketchpad
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for music, food, games and a celebration of a meaningful and productive year for our JCUA family. RSVP here.

Dec
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North Suburban Organizing Team – Fair Tax Subcommittee Meeting @ Northbrook Public Library
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
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North Suburban Organizing Team – Immigration Subcommittee @ NSOT Member's Home
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ SketchPad
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 pm at SketchPad (4700 N. Ravenswood Ave.) for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting. We will have an orientation for first-time attendees at 6:10 pm.

Jan
12
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more!

Jan
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Solidarity With Our Neighbors: Chicago Immigrants and Their Allies @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For the final part of our three-part series, Susan Gzesh, Executive Director at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, will be joined by JCUA’s Marla Bramble and Fred Tsao of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) for a discussion about how KAM members and local residents can do to support our immigrant neighbors on the local, state, and national level. RSVP.

Jan
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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Jan 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for our upcoming Police Accountability Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:15. RSVP here. If you are attending for the first time, please make sure to RSVP so we can plan to give you an orientation.

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

Reach out to avra@jcua.org for more information.

Jan
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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please visit jcua.org/organizingfellowship to learn more about the program.

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Chicago Justice Series 2020: MLK Kickoff Event @ Silverstein Base Hillel (address will be sent to all registered prior to event)
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On MLK Day 2020, join Repair the World Chicago, Mishkan Chicago, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Avodah and Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park for our fourth annual MLK speaker, dinner and discussion.
We will hear from Tonika Lewis Johnson, a visual artist/photographer from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, who explores urban segregation and documents the nuance and richness of the black community. Her current ongoing project, Folded Map, visually investigates disparities among Chicago residents while bringing them together to have a conversation. She transformed this project into an advocacy and policy-influencing tool that invites audiences to open a dialogue and question how we are all socially impacted by racial and institutional conditions that segregate the city.

Dinner provided, please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea6fpseMWddGT3mZNDavTSE9iLiqINsEg6IBXAr9x7_NK9WA/viewform?usp=sf_link

This event will kick off the Chicago Justice Series, a five-part, cohort-based learning series, where we’ll explore the themes of economic justice through a Jewish lens. You can register for the full series full Chicago Justice series (Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18 and Shabbat Dinner April 4th) here:
https://www.tfaforms.com/4765820?id=7013s000000TccS

Jan
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White Racial Justice Working Group Meeting 4
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The current cohort of the White Racial Justice Working Group will be having their fourth meeting. If you are interested in taking part in a future White Racial Justice Working Group, reach out to avra@jcua.org.

Jan
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JCUA North Suburban Organizing Team Full Meeting @ Curt's Cafe
Jan 26 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

We will be meeting next on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 pm. Please fill out this RSVP form to let us know if you can make it!

Senator Julie Morrison will be joining us for our first full NSOT meeting of the year to talk about the upcoming Springfield legislative session. We will also be giving updates from our recent Immigration and Fair Tax subcommittees. This will be a great opportunity for folks who are new to JCUA and the North Suburban team to see what we’re up to. Join us!

Email Anna Rubin (anna@jcua.org) with any questions.

Jan
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Fair Tax Committee Meeting @ Sketchpad
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Fair Tax 2020 committee meeting at Sketchpad. RSVP here.

Feb
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Chicago Justice Series Session 1 @ Silverstein Base Hillel
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Interested in learning more about economic justice and the Fair Tax campaign? Join Silverstein Base Hillel, Mishkan Chicago, JCUA, Avodah, and Repair the World for our 4th annual Justice Series cohort. The cohort will meet every other week from 7-9pm on Wednesdays from February 5-April 3 (Feb 5, 19, March 4, March 18, April 3), concluding with a Shabbat dinner on Friday night. Registration for the series costs $25 per person, but please reach out if cost is a barrier. Sign up here!

Feb
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Or Tzedek Internship Shabbaton Retreat
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

This is a retreat for the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more!

Feb
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South Side Justice Bagel Brunch @ Hyde Park, Location TBD
Feb 9 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Are you a Jewish south-sider who cares about justice? Are you wondering about how to put your values into action in the new year? Come to our South Side Justice Bagel Brunch on Sunday, February 9 to learn the latest on two important JCUA campaigns and see how you can get plugged in over the next few months. We will be discussing the Fair Tax and Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability campaigns. RSVP here.
Feb
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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please visit jcua.org/organizingfellowship to learn more about the program.

Feb
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Gearing Up for 2020: Local Elections and Police Accountability with Mishkan Chicago @ TBD
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2020 is here! Join Mishkan Chicago to learn about the brand-new District Council that’s being established to create civilian oversight for the Chicago Police Department and how to elect candidates that will have the safety of all Chicagoans in mind. Learn about opportunities to volunteer over the next nine months, and how the Mishkan Justice Team’s strategy fits into local and state-wide efforts on this issue. Small actions yield big change!

RSVP here.

Feb
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Chicago Justice Series Session 2 @ Silverstein Base Hillel
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Interested in learning more about economic justice and the Fair Tax campaign? Join Silverstein Base Hillel, Mishkan Chicago, JCUA, Avodah, and Repair the World for our 4th annual Justice Series cohort. The cohort will meet every other week from 7-9pm on Wednesdays from February 5-April 3 (Feb 5, 19, March 4, March 18, April 3), concluding with a Shabbat dinner on Friday night. Registration for the series costs $25 per person, but please reach out if cost is a barrier. Sign up here!