Standing With My Community

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“No cop academy! 95 mil for a community!” The chants of passionate Chicagoans filled City Hall the morning of March 13. I found myself surrounded by angry members of my community as city council decided whether or not to fund Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $95 million cop academy. We stood around for hours, shouting relentlessly in …

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Chag Sameach from JCUA – Pursue Justice this Passover

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Every year on Passover the Jewish community has an opportunity to reflect on the connections between our history and tradition and the world we live in today. We retell the story of our ancestors’ oppression under slavery in Egypt – their forced, brutal labor, the terrible loss of life among their children and families, the tests to …

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December Update

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  Spread Light with Your Year-End Gift to JCUA Over 100 JCUA friends joined us for our Chai-Lights Hanukkah Party (click for photos!). We are inspired by your energy and passion for pursuing justice, and are grateful that so many of you choose to live your Jewish values with us. This year, we hope that you will make …

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Vote on November 6!

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Midterm elections are in 5 days! Have you made a plan yet for when you are going to vote? Early voting is underway– if you live in Chicago here is a list of where early voting polling locations are and when they are open: https://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html Planning to vote on election day (November 6th!)? Look up your …

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JCUA Statement on Tree of Life Tragedy

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JCUA stands with the Tree of Life Congregation, the city of Pittsburgh, and all those affected by the horrific tragedy that unfolded yesterday morning. 11 people were murdered – another devastating example of the hate and antisemitism that is being spread across our country. For 54 years we have been building deep, ongoing relationships with leaders and organizations across …

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