“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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Call Congress for a Clean DREAM Act

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Membership
Call Your Legislators To Say “WE NEED A CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW!” Last week JCUA had it kick-off immigration committee meeting, and members agreed to focus on passing a Clean DREAM Act through Congress. Please call your IL Congressional Delegation and urge them to support a Clean DREAM Act before the end of 2017, with no …

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The Urgent Need for Police Accountability

Categories: Guest Blog Posts, JCUA Campaigns, Membership, Other, Police Brutality
By Esther Bowen JCUA Member JCUA has reached an important milestone in its work on police accountability. We have decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) to become an official member organizing for specific reforms to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union contracts with the …

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None Shall Make Them Afraid

Categories: JCUA Statement, Membership
“And they shall sit under their vine and their fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.” Micah 4.4 Dear Friend, I find it hard to confront the fact that I am about to turn 90. My thoughts often return to the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s and to the tensions of those turbulent …

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