Acts of Change Honorees

We are proud to present the Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award to Eric Ward.

Eric Ward is a national voice on civil rights and inclusive democracy and a renowned expert on combatting authoritarian movements. He has a deep understanding of the civil rights struggle and Jewish history and has spoken and written extensively on how antisemitism, white nationalism, and anti-Black racism are intertwined. He is the Executive Vice President of Race Forward, a nonprofit that works to build collective power for justice and equity.

We are proud to present the Miriam Award for Inspiring Community Leadership to Judy Levey.

Judy Levey has been JCUA’s Executive Director since 2012. Building on a vibrant history, Judy has worked to elevate a community organizing model, which led to the engagement of thousands of members, transformative organizing victories, the expansion of racial and economic justice as organizational priorities, and the large-scale growth of the Community Ventures Program (CVP). Guided by Judy’s leadership, JCUA today is a powerful, dynamic, and growing organization.