How white Jews can respond to systemic racism, guided by three Jewish principles

Categories: Black-Jewish Relations, Congregation Partners
by Rabbi Bruce Elder The past few weeks have been trying for our country. We have been reminded, once again, of the pain white America has inflicted unabated on African Americans for the past 400 years. As outraged as we might be at George Floyd’s murder, white Jews must respond in a way that centers …

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Making Chicago a true “sanctuary city”

Categories: Congregation Partners, Immigration Justice, Immigration Reform, Interns & Internships, Other
As part of a collaboration with Temple Sholom’s Makom community group, JCUA’s Emily Isaacson delivered the following remarks about our immigration work within the city of Chicago. When Donald Trump says he wants to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities across the country, I want to be proud that Chicago is on the list, that …

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Congregational Energy for Impact

Categories: Congregation Partners
I began working with JCUA’s police accountability organizing efforts two years ago in order to express my Jewish values – the primary importance of good deeds, taking a stand against acts of injustice, caring for the stranger in our midst – and felt fortunate to find JCUA just before the election debacle that put the …

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