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June 22, 2022

D’var Torah on Bring Chicago Home

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Dalya delivered the following D’var Torah at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. Shabbat Shalom....

April 12, 2022

Ezra Adamski on Lobbying Day in Springfield

It’s easy to forget how great the Midwestern emptiness is once you escape Chicago’s city limits. The city keeps...

March 08, 2022

Or Tzedek teens take on Bring Chicago Home campaign

Throughout Or Tzedek, we’ve been learning about organizing and where it exists on the continuum of change-making. (I’d always...

February 11, 2022

Celebrating CVP’s Impact: 2021 Annual Report

2021 was yet another banner year for JCUA’s Community Ventures Program, during which we continued to build strong Chicagoland neighborhoods...

February 07, 2022

Alana Chandler uses food to explore the experiences of Jews of Color

For Alana Chandler, growing up in Chicago’s Jewish community with both a Jewish and Japanese background could be an...

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,...

November 04, 2021

This Moment Requires Action For #CITIZENSHIP4ALL

Yesterday morning, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights took to the streets of Chicago to demand a...

November 04, 2021

Celebrating Seven Years of Organizing for Justice

The Hebrew year 5782, in which we find ourselves, is a Shmita year. Just as we sanctify the seventh...

October 03, 2021

Mary Tarullo and Bradley Sanders on the Bring Chicago Home Campaign

Earlier this year, JCUA members voted to take on the Bring Chicago Home (BCH) campaign, alongside a diverse coalition...

September 24, 2021

Sukkat Shalom – 18 Days for Housing Justice

Tonight we welcome Sukkot — a holiday that commemorates our wanderings through the Sinai desert. Following the Exodus, the...