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A Collective Jewish Voice for Police Accountability

Categories: Community Issues, Guest Blog Posts, Gun Violence Prevention, Human Rights, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Events, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, JCUA Statement, Jewish Community, Police Brutality, Racism, Violence
By Erica Walker JCUA Member Erica gave this presentation at KAM Isaiah Israel last Shabbat in preparation for our upcoming Passover community meeting for police accountability: Out From The Narrows. Join us! Shabbat shalom. On April 2nd, our congregation will be hosting a police accountability community meeting with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. It’s …

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JCUA Condemns Latest Executive Order

Categories: JCUA Statement

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs condemns today’s revised executive order, which only solidifies this administration’s reputation for using fear and hate to govern. Scapegoating immigrant and Muslims under the guise of national security is dangerous and morally reprehensible. Our own history of oppression as Jews shows us what happens when people turn their backs …

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This Is Not Normal

Categories: Other
By Jeff Zaluda JCUA Member & Board of Directors Jeff gave the following speech last weekend at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Refugee Remix Rally: Fighting Fear, Building Power. My name is Jeff Zaluda and I am the grandson of immigrants who fled persecution for a better life in this nation. I am honored to …

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We Are The Ones We Need

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By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s Avodah Fellow After Election Day, I experienced what I can only describe as the five stages of grief. I felt desperately sad, and then I was consumed by anger, and then fleeting denial that maybe the next years won’t be so bad, and then bargaining–”Maybe a recount?,” and then finally(and only …

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