Updates from JCUA

Introducing Maetal Gerson, JCUA Avodah Organizer 2021-2022

Categories: Other
By Maetal Gerson, JCUA Avodah Organizer 2021-2022 Hello! My name is Maetal and I’m the Avodah Organizer for JCUA this coming year. I’m so excited to be working with college and high-school-aged individuals to help them organize around key issues and campaigns. I look forward to connecting them with opportunities to engage in direct service and …

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Introducing Becca Lubow, JCUA Immigration Organizer

Categories: Other
By Becca Lubow, JCUA Immigration Organizer Hello JCUA community! My name is Becca Lubow and I’m the new Immigration Organizer. I grew up in Pickerington, Ohio. I got my start in Jewish organizing through IfNotNow, a movement to end the occupation in Israel/Palestine, and Never Again Action, a mobilization of Jews against ICE. Many of …

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JCUA celebrates Grand Opening of Chicago Furniture Bank

Categories: CVP, Housing
JCUA supporters gathered last week for the Grand Opening of the Chicago Furniture Bank’s new facility in Brighton Park, which was made possible in part by our Community Ventures Program. The Chicago Furniture Bank provides dignity, stability, and comfort to local families transitioning out of homelessness by allowing clients to handpick an entire home’s worth …

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JCUA members begin a summer of action for immigration justice

Categories: Grassroots Organizing
By Alex Chernick, JCUA Immigration Committee The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs created our Immigration Justice committee following the presidential election of Donald Trump. Five years later — as the Biden administration begins with a Democratic-controlled Congress — we continue our work with urgency and persistence. Our committee advances immigration justice through diverse, but interconnected …

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