JCUA Blog

Four Reasons to LOVE Or Tzedek

Categories: Or Tzedek / Teen Program
In a world that so often highlights hate, JCUA wants to spread love this Valentine’s Day by lifting up the young folks that bring joy to our justice work. Every year our Or Tzedek teen program is filled with passionate young adults dedicated to Jewish social justice. Check out these 4 reasons you will love Or Tzedek and sign …

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JUST News – February 6, 2018

Categories: JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, JCUA Weekly Updates
Take Action with JCUA for a DREAM Act Now! Are you looking for ways to fight back against our current administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric? Check out our DREAM Act Action Page and demand a#DREAMActNow. Not sure where to start? Join us for the next JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting!   Apply to be a JCUA Organizing Fellow! JCUA is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 …

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2017 Community Ventures Program Investor Report

Categories: CVP, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements
2017 was an exciting year for JCUA’s Community Ventures Program (CVP). With two new loans approved, increased money in the revolving grant fund, a very successful Neighborhood Impact Tour, new CVP staff, and a diverse pipeline of projects, CVP is making a significant impact in affordable housing, and community and economic development throughout Chicago neighborhoods. …

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“May he know justice.” – Prayer for Protected by Faith Action for DREAMers

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Statement, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Membership
On Monday, February 6,  clergy from across Chicagoland joined together at a Protected by Faith Action to call on Congress to protect DREAMers. This prayer was offered by Rabbi David Wolkenfed of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel.  אֲרַמִּי֙ אֹבֵ֣ד אָבִ֔י My father was a Syrian refugee. He went down to Egypt with meager numbers and sojourned …

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