JCUA Blog

December Update

Categories: Other
  Spread Light with Your Year-End Gift to JCUA Over 100 JCUA friends joined us for our Chai-Lights Hanukkah Party (click for photos!). We are inspired by your energy and passion for pursuing justice, and are grateful that so many of you choose to live your Jewish values with us. This year, we hope that you will make …

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Congregational Energy for Impact

Categories: Congregation Partners
I began working with JCUA’s police accountability organizing efforts two years ago in order to express my Jewish values – the primary importance of good deeds, taking a stand against acts of injustice, caring for the stranger in our midst – and felt fortunate to find JCUA just before the election debacle that put the …

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Build Community with JCUA

Categories: Fundraising, Jewish Community
2018 has been a challenging year. Racism, bigotry, antisemitism – these scourges feel more prevalent, public and dangerous than ever before, but these are not new threats. Our community partners and our own Jewish community have been fighting systemic oppression for generations. That is why JCUA was founded; that is what has fueled our work since, and …

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My Jewish Social Justice Manifesto

Categories: Organizing Fellowship
My Judaism grounds me in tradition, teaches me about myself, and motivates me to mobilize for social justice. Even during periods when I felt disconnected from organized Jewish life, finding Jewish community in organizers, advocates, and students made me feel at home. Jewish tradition and community are fundamental parts of how I understand my identity. …

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Vote on November 6!

Categories: Other

Midterm elections are in 5 days! Have you made a plan yet for when you are going to vote? Early voting is underway– if you live in Chicago here is a list of where early voting polling locations are and when they are open: https://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html Planning to vote on election day (November 6th!)? Look up your …

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