“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 …

Read More

Why do the work of social justice Jewishly?

Categories: JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Jewish Education, Organizing Fellowship
This past week JCUA launched its Organizing Fellowship with its first cohort of Fellows from five different universities around the Chicagoland area. During the coming year we will be exploring what it means to take action on local issues of racial and economic justice through a Jewish lens, and learning the skills of community organizing …

Read More

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 …

Read More