Apr
12
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The Torah of Organizing: Wealth & Class @ Zoom
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Please register here to join us for this event! In our ongoing Torah of Organizing series, Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein facilitates conversations that draw connections between Jewish scripture and contemporary movements for social justice. In this session, we’ll explore what the Torah has to say about class, wealth, and wealth redistribution. No experience with text study is necessary! This event is connected to JCUA’s joint fundraising campaign with HIAS Chicago to support refugee families. You can sign up to attend here.

Apr
24
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Or Tzedek workshop
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This program is for members of JCUA’s Or Tzedek teen organizing fellowship. For more information about the fellowship, please contact Mara Wolkoff ().

Apr
26
Tue
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Immigration Committee Monthly Meeting @ Zoom
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register here to join us for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting on Zoom. There will be an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.

About the committee:

JCUA became involved in organizing for immigrant’s rights shortly after the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Many members of Chicago’s progressive Jewish community were compelled to take action against the Trump campaign’s hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric, guided by their Jewish values of welcoming the stranger and their Jewish family’s complex histories with immigration. Originally named “Do Not Stand Idly By,” JCUA’s Immigrant Justice Committee became a consistent facet of the organization’s work. In order to connect with Chicago’s powerful immigrant community, JCUA joined ICIRR, the Illinois Coalition for Refugee Rights, which works at the city, state, and federal levels to pass legislation that makes Illinois more welcoming for immigrant families and communities. Recently, members have supported campaigns limiting local law enforcement interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), erasing Chicago’s Gang Database, and providing a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented people in the United States.

Apr
28
Thu
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Community Safety Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for the monthly meeting of our community safety committee! We will have a small orientation for new members at 5:40PM. The meeting link is here.