Statements Posts

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...

January 12, 2024

A message from Jackie Baldwin on MLK Day

Each year, we pause to reflect on the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King and the organizing work he...

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...

September 19, 2023

Shana Tova from JCUA!

On behalf of the whole JCUA staff, I am sending our blessings for a sweet and meaningful Rosh Hashanah — a...

March 31, 2023

Response to JTA article on Hebrew Israelite community

We are writing in response to an article published in JTA News entitled “Hebrew Israelites and Jews of Color...

January 17, 2022

An MLK Day message from JCUA and IMAN

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are relieved that the people inside Congregation Beth Israel emerged unharmed,...

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...

January 08, 2021

JCUA statement on attempted coup in Washington

The coup attempt unfolding in Washington D.C. and state capitals across the country should shock but not surprise us....