“I feel like it reaches the core of my being”: a conversation with Mike Frankenstein

Categories: About JCUA, Economic Justice, Grassroots Organizing, Immigration Justice, Other
How did you get involved with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and what have you been working on? When I retired in October of 2014, I made a list of things I wanted to do. One of them was to reconnect with my roots with JCUA. I wanted to get involved with a community …

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7 Questions with Cydney Wallace

Categories: About JCUA, Other
Cydney Wallace was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. She graduated high school a year early and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, where she met her husband of nearly thirteen years. Cydney began working for Epiq Global (formerly Document Technologies, Inc.) in 2011 pushing a mail cart and, as of April 2019, …

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Pursue Justice With Your Year End Gift to JCUA

Categories: About JCUA, JCUA Campaigns
What does it mean to pursue social justice with JCUA through a Jewish lens? We asked this question to our staff, board, and 1,800 members and you answered. I pursue justice with JCUA because…   … my father taught me we share responsibility for one another, and I want my son to learn the same. …

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I Will Not Become Complacent

Categories: About JCUA, Anti-Semitism & Hate, Community Events
On Tuesday, November 22, over 250 people from across Chicago came together with JCUA to reject bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism, and to rededicate themselves to standing with the oppressed. Rabbi Megan GoldMarche of Metro Chicago Hillel delivered these powerful words. On election night, my wife, Paige, and I decided to host a party for our college students. We figured it …

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