Hope Werstler on learning community organizing through a Jewish lens

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Hope Werstler is participating in the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs’ Or Tzedek organizing internship for teens in Chicagoland. The program aims to empower young Jewish leaders with the skills, knowledge and inspiration needed to pursue social change through a Jewish lens. Learn about Hope’s experiences in the program.

“I feel like it reaches the core of my being.”

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Curious about what it’s like to be a JCUA member? According to one of our core members Mike Frankenstein, it’s pretty special. “The people I work with energize me and excite me and help me feel my Jewish responsibility. It is unique. I feel like it reaches the core of my being.” Read more from …

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Our Solidarity Will Defeat White Nationalism

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On October 27, 2018, a white nationalist gunman stormed into a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning prayers and murdered 11 Jews, in what was the deadliest antisemitic attack in our nation’s history. In the year since, the threat of white nationalism has only gotten more dire. Similar attacks in Poway, El Paso, Dayton, and locations …

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JCUA published in the Chicago Sun-Times

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In commemoration of the first anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, our executive director Judy Levey has published an editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times about how JCUA is thinking about and responding to rising antisemitism and white nationalism by forging deep relationships with communities across Chicago. “In times like these, it’s easy …

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Taking on Fair Tax 2020

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Votes have been cast and counted, and we can now announce that JCUA members vigorously support moving forward with the Fair Tax 2020 campaign! We will now prepare to join our coalition partners in educating Illinois residents about this important issue and working to ensure the referendum passes on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Read more …

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