Coming Into Focus

Categories: Organizing Fellowship

As I reflect on the first half of JCUA’s Organizing Fellowship, the phrase that comes to mind is “coming into focus.” When I began the fellowship in August, I had a vague notion of my Jewish identity and relationship to organizing that I had been developing over the past few years in college and my …

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My Jewish Social Justice Manifesto

Categories: Organizing Fellowship
My Judaism grounds me in tradition, teaches me about myself, and motivates me to mobilize for social justice. Even during periods when I felt disconnected from organized Jewish life, finding Jewish community in organizers, advocates, and students made me feel at home. Jewish tradition and community are fundamental parts of how I understand my identity. …

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Love Letter to Chicago

Categories: Organizing Fellowship
As a JCUA organizing fellow, I spent the past year building and growing my skills when it comes to organizing and activism in local, community settings. As I reflect on what it means to do social justice work, and as I transition from a JCUA organizing fellow to a full-fledged member, I’ve begun to understand …

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