Tisha b’Av for Homelessness

August 6, 2022 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oz Park
2021 N Burling St
IL 60614

Tisha b’Av is a time of mourning. It’s a time to recognize and grapple with the way that our cities and homes are fragile and broken, and to envision what a more just and liberated city can look like.

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is hosting a Jewish community gathering in Oz Park just before Tisha b’Av to engage with how the homelessness crisis in Chicago is contributing to that brokenness here, and how we can make our city and our homeless neighbors more whole.

We’ll talk about the homelessness crisis in Chicago and learn about the Bring Chicago Home campaign which seeks to end it. We’ll also read reflections on homelessness and the book of Eicha that some JCUA leaders are putting together into a Zine, and have an opportunity to do some collective, creative visioning of what a city without homelessness

We’ll be meeting late Saturday afternoon to make an early Havdalah but allow time for folks to finish up and eat and get to shul before Erev Tisha b’Av services, if that is your practice.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here.