Build Community with JCUA

Categories: Fundraising, Jewish Community
2018 has been a challenging year. Racism, bigotry, antisemitism – these scourges feel more prevalent, public and dangerous than ever before, but these are not new threats. Our community partners and our own Jewish community have been fighting systemic oppression for generations. That is why JCUA was founded; that is what has fueled our work since, and …

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“May he know justice.” – Prayer for Protected by Faith Action for DREAMers

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Statement, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Membership
On Monday, February 6,  clergy from across Chicagoland joined together at a Protected by Faith Action to call on Congress to protect DREAMers. This prayer was offered by Rabbi David Wolkenfed of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel.  אֲרַמִּי֙ אֹבֵ֣ד אָבִ֔י My father was a Syrian refugee. He went down to Egypt with meager numbers and sojourned …

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Kevin Coval: “Make Your Voice Heard With Or Tzedek”

Categories: Community Issues, Guest Blog Posts, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Or Tzedek / Teen Program
From the desk of Kevin Coval, Artistic Director at Young Chicago Authors: Did you catch my interview last month on The Daily Show? I was talking about growing as  an artist,  an activist, and an accomplice in the fight for social justice.  I talked about the power of story-telling, which was given to me in part by …

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A Collective Jewish Voice for Police Accountability

Categories: Community Issues, Guest Blog Posts, Gun Violence Prevention, Human Rights, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Events, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Community, Police Brutality, Racism, Violence
By Erica Walker JCUA Member Erica gave this presentation at KAM Isaiah Israel last Shabbat in preparation for our upcoming Passover community meeting for police accountability: Out From The Narrows. Join us! Shabbat shalom. On April 2nd, our congregation will be hosting a police accountability community meeting with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. It’s …

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