JCUA Blog

Meet Rachel Mintz!

Categories: Or Tzedek / Teen Program
By Rachel Mintz, JCUA Intern Hello! My name is Rachel Mintz and I am the Or Tzedek Intern this summer. I am thrilled to be part of such an incredible program that educates teens about social injustice, gives them the tools to bring about change, and inspires them to act. A bit about me – I …

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Kevin Coval: “Make Your Voice Heard With Or Tzedek”

Categories: Community Issues, Guest Blog Posts, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Or Tzedek / Teen Program
From the desk of Kevin Coval, Artistic Director at Young Chicago Authors: Did you catch my interview last month on The Daily Show? I was talking about growing as  an artist,  an activist, and an accomplice in the fight for social justice.  I talked about the power of story-telling, which was given to me in part by …

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250 Join JCUA at Public Meeting for Police Accountability

Categories: JCUA Statement

JCUA members deliver 160 postcards to Chicago aldermen calling on them not to vote on the Fraternal Order of Police contract expiring in June without significant reforms. CHICAGO, IL – On Sunday, April 2nd, more than 250 people gathered at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park for Out From The Narrows, JCUA’s Passover community meeting for police …

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JCUA Hosts Public Meeting To Take Action for Police Accountability in Chicago

Categories: JCUA Statement, Press Release

Chicago’s Jewish community will come together to hear testimonials from people impacted by police misconduct and community leaders calling for community based police oversight.   CHICAGO, IL – On Sunday, April 2nd, more than 250 people will gather at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park for Out From The Narrows, a Passover community meeting. Testimonials …

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