Event Calendar

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JCUA Congregation Partner Network Gathering @ SketchPad
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We hope to have at least 2 members of each congregation present as we discuss next steps around bringing the Fair Tax and GAPA campaigns, as well as Racial Justice trainings, to our congregations. We will also be welcoming our newest Congregation Partner, Am Yisrael, to our gatherings for the first time!

This meeting is open to any members of JCUA’s Congregation Partners who wish to join. Feel free to invite other members of your congregation to attend as well. And please RSVP to ensure we have enough food for everyone – we are excited to share a meal together!

Thursday, November 14
6:00-8:00 pm (Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and our meeting will begin around 6:15 pm)
SketchPad (4700 N. Ravenswood Ave., Door on Leland)

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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Nov 17 @ 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!

Nov
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#ErasetheDatabase Event with AAAJ @ Sketchpad
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you one of the 134,000 in the CPD’s Gang Database? Then come learn about the Chicago Police Department’s Gang Database and the community campaign working to take it down. A legal volunteer will walk participants through filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to determine if you are in the database.

Nov
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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Nov 20 @ 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.

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White Racial Justice Working Group Meeting #3
Dec 2 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

This meeting is for the current cohort of the White Racial Justice Working Group that came out of our recent Racial Justice Training. If you are interested in being in a future cohort, contact avra@jcua.org for more info!

Dec
4
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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Dec 9 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our upcoming Police Accountability Committee meeting on Monday, December 9th at 6:15. We will be setting goals for 2020. RSVP here. If you are attending for the first time, please make sure to RSVP so we can give you an orientation.

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

Dec
11
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Fair Tax Committee meeting @ Grace Place
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The next Fair Tax 2020 Committee meeting takes place on Wednesday, December 11, Grace Place, 637 S Dearborn, Chicago, IL. Please RSVP and contact organizers Jackie Baldwin (jackie@jcua.org) or Anna Rubin (anna@jcua.org) if you have any questions.

Dec
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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
15
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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.