JCUA Blog

Holiness Through Action

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements
Every Hanukkah we hear about expelling shadows, about shining in the darkness, about being the light, about miracles and making a difference. And indeed, these are all important messages. In times that are so troubled, it is important for us to be a light, and this is the work that JCUA does every day. When many …

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Pursue Justice With Your Year End Gift to JCUA

Categories: About JCUA, JCUA Campaigns
What does it mean to pursue social justice with JCUA through a Jewish lens? We asked this question to our staff, board, and 1,800 members and you answered. I pursue justice with JCUA because…   … my father taught me we share responsibility for one another, and I want my son to learn the same. …

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Why do the work of social justice Jewishly?

Categories: JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Education, Organizing Fellowship
This past week JCUA launched its Organizing Fellowship with its first cohort of Fellows from five different universities around the Chicagoland area. During the coming year we will be exploring what it means to take action on local issues of racial and economic justice through a Jewish lens, and learning the skills of community organizing …

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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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