Welcoming Rabbi Steven Philp to the JCUA Board

Categories: Jewish Community
Rabbi Steven Philp is an Associate Rabbi at Mishkan Chicago, a spiritual community reclaiming Judaism’s inspirational and transformative essence. He is currently a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow with 18Doors. Steven was ordained in 2019 by the Jewish Theological Seminary; he was a recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. After graduation, he served as the Rabbinical Fellow at Park …

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JCUA leaders appear in Chicago “36 Under 36” list

Categories: Jewish Community
Congratulations to the nine JCUA members, staff, and partners who appear in this year’s “36 Under 36: Double Chai in the Chi,” which recognizes powerful Jewish leaders in the Chicago area. This demonstrates once again that JCUA is a thriving and indispensable part of the Chicago Jewish landscape. Please join us in offering an enormous …

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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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