White Jews explore their unique roles in dismantling white supremacy

Categories: Anti-Semitism & Hate, Black-Jewish Relations, Bridge Building, Economic Justice, Other
By Rose Silverman, JCUA member One of JCUA’s new and steadily growing initiatives is the White Racial Justice Working Group (WRJWG), which I co-founded in 2019 as a space for JCUA’s white Jewish members to work together to dismantle white supremacy. Our working group calls upon the idea of an affinity space, an intentionally separate space for …

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Our Solidarity Will Defeat White Nationalism

Categories: Anti-Semitism & Hate, Other
On October 27, 2018, a white nationalist gunman stormed into a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning prayers and murdered 11 Jews, in what was the deadliest antisemitic attack in our nation’s history. In the year since, the threat of white nationalism has only gotten more dire. Similar attacks in Poway, El Paso, Dayton, and locations …

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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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