JCUA Blog

You call this a fast?

Categories: Other
JCUA Community Organizer Avra Shapiro and JCore Member Joseph Grant shared these inspiring words at Mishkan’s Yom Kippur service this Saturday. Gmar Tov. My name is Joseph Grant. I am a builder here at Mishkan and a leader with ONE Northside and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, two of Mishkan’s Justice Team partners. I …

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JCUA’s Community Ventures Program Provides Loan to Warren Apartments

Categories: CVP, JCUA Statement
JCUA’s newest CVP zero-interest loan will help cover the predevelopment costs associated with the construction of Warren Apartments. Consisting of 75 units of mixed-income housing, this project complements the 89 units of supportive housing at neighboring Harvest Commons (renovated by Heartland in 2013), and addresses the great need for affordable workforce housing in the rapidly gentrifying …

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L’Shanah Tova from JCUA

Categories: Jewish Holidays
If there is a single Jewish holiday that is awake up call, it is Rosh Hashanah. In the Torah it is Yom Teruah – a “day of shouting”. As we blow the shofar we express the emotions involved in standing in a spotlight of judgement on the cusp of a new year. We start and end with the …

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JCUA Condemns Trump’s DACA Decision

Categories: JCUA Statement

JCUA expresses outrage and condemnation of the executive order announced today that repeals Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was instituted by President Obama in reaction to years of failed immigration policy, giving many young people who had spent most of their lives in the U.S. legal protections and hope for the future. We …

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