Posts by JCUA

July 09, 2024

City Council testimony from Joe Grant

On June 27, 2024, JCUA community organizer Joe Grant delivered the following testimony before a joint meeting of Chicago’s...

December 20, 2023

Robert Peters: “We must have trust, not only in others, but in ourselves”

For our end-of-year campaign, we spoke with Illinois Senator Robert Peters about his perspective on social justice and community...

November 20, 2023

Jackie Rassner: “We have more power than we realize”

For our end-of-year campaign, we spoke with Jackie Rassner from our Board of Directors about her involvement with JCUA...

November 06, 2023

JCUA statement on antisemitic incidents in Chicago area

JCUA is deeply disturbed to learn that antisemitic messages were distributed around Chicago on the weekend of November 5....

October 15, 2023

JCUA decries hate crime against Palestinian-American child in Plainfield, Illinois

JCUA is horrified to learn of the murder of a six-year-old Palestinian-American boy and the stabbing of his mother...

March 29, 2021

Rabbi Robert J. Marx, visionary Jewish leader who spoke up for justice, dies at 93

CHICAGO — It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of our extraordinary...

February 09, 2021

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs opposes government use of IHRA definition of antisemitism

February 2021 — For 57 years, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) has worked to advance racial and economic...

September 24, 2020

We are Jewish communal leaders across Illinois. We support the Fair Tax.

The flat tax system disproportionately harms poorer residents — particularly Black and Brown communities. The Fair Tax is an...

June 02, 2020

JCUA Demands Action for Black Lives

We are committed to transforming our society. It is the work we are called to do, as individuals, as...

May 08, 2020

JCUA statement on rising antisemitism during coronavirus pandemic

We were deeply disturbed to see a swastika sign and other Nazi imagery appear at protests outside the Illinois statehouse last...