Updates from JCUA

JCUA celebrates Grand Opening of Chicago Furniture Bank

Categories: CVP, Housing
JCUA supporters gathered last week for the Grand Opening of the Chicago Furniture Bank’s new facility in Brighton Park, which was made possible in part by our Community Ventures Program. The Chicago Furniture Bank provides dignity, stability, and comfort to local families transitioning out of homelessness by allowing clients to handpick an entire home’s worth …

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JCUA members begin a summer of action for immigration justice

Categories: Grassroots Organizing
By Alex Chernick, JCUA Immigration Committee The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs created our Immigration Justice committee following the presidential election of Donald Trump. Five years later — as the Biden administration begins with a Democratic-controlled Congress — we continue our work with urgency and persistence. Our committee advances immigration justice through diverse, but interconnected …

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We won! Celebrating an amazing organizing victory with the passage of ECPS

Categories: Grassroots Organizing
By Jackie Baldwin, JCUA Community Organizer For five years, the JCUA community has worked to transform public safety through powerful civilian oversight over the Chicago Police Department. The people of Chicago — particularly the Black and Brown communities facing police misconduct and brutality — were demanding change, calling for greater accountability and a larger role in shaping the …

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Announcement and Obituary for Rabbi Robert J. Marx, Founder of JCUA

Categories: Announcements
It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of our extraordinary founder, teacher, and lifelong champion for justice Rabbi Robert J. Marx. Rabbi Marx passed away peacefully at his home on the Passover holiday, March 28, 2021, with his beloved family by his side. He was 93. Rabbi …

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