JCUA Blog

L’Shanah Tova from JCUA

Categories: Jewish Holidays

If there is a single Jewish holiday that is a wake 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 …

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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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The Urgent Need for Police Accountability

Categories: Guest Blog Posts, JCUA Campaigns, Membership, Other, Police Brutality
By Esther Bowen JCUA Member JCUA has reached an important milestone in its work on police accountability. We have decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) to become an official member organizing for specific reforms to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union contracts with the …

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None Shall Make Them Afraid

Categories: JCUA Statement, Membership
“And they shall sit under their vine and their fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.” Micah 4.4 Dear Friend, I find it hard to confront the fact that I am about to turn 90. My thoughts often return to the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s and to the tensions of those turbulent …

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Strengthened In Our Resolve

Categories: JCUA Statement
JCUA’s Response to Violence in Charlottesville At an interfaith vigil yesterday afternoon, JCUA joined religious leaders and people of all denominations to show our solidarity in the wake of the horrific, racist, and antisemitic events thats unfolded in Charlottesville. We mourn for all those affected by this tragedy, and at the same time this past …

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