Dec
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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13th Film Screening and Discussion
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join JCUA’s Kol Or Caucus for Jews of Color for a film screening of the documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbis Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken EHC and Frederick Reeves of KAM Isaiah Israel.

Register here: bit.ly/KolOrJCUA13th

Dec
14
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Chicago Jewish Justice Circle Candle Lighting @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join folks from the Chicago Jewish Justice Circle for a Hanukkah candle lighting to spread the flame of justice around our city this year! After we light the candles and sing together, all are invited to stick around and learn with Rav Aryeh Bernstein of Avodah on Violence and Social Change: The Maccabees and Beyond.
Fill out this form to receive the Zoom link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSftKdayR…/viewform…
This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Jewish Justice Circle, Avodah, the Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees, JCUA, Keshet, Mishkan Chicago, Repair the World Chicago, and Silverstein Base Hillel.
Dec
16
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JCUA Hanukkah Candle Lighting and Party @ Zoom
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us! RSVP here: bit.ly/PartyJCUA

Jan
3
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Immigration Nation Watch Party (Episode 4)
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

JCUA Immigration Committee members are hosting watch parties of the docu-series Immigration Nation. This 6-part series is a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to footage of ICE operations. Each Sunday afternoon we’ll watch one episode together and then have a 30-minute guided discussion. We hope these watch parties will help our community understand and prepare to disrupt the injustices of the American immigration system.

Sign up at bit.ly/JCUAWatchParty to join us!

Jan
10
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Jan 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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Immigration Nation Watch Party (Episode 5)
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

JCUA Immigration Committee members are hosting watch parties of the docu-series Immigration Nation. This 6-part series is a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to footage of ICE operations. Each Sunday afternoon we’ll watch one episode together and then have a 30-minute guided discussion. We hope these watch parties will help our community understand and prepare to disrupt the injustices of the American immigration system.

Sign up at bit.ly/JCUAWatchParty to join us!

Jan
12
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Campaign Selection Process Meeting #1
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kicking off the selection process for JCUA’s new campaign, we will have a brief training on problems vs. issues vs. campaigns, and build a shared understanding of the priority issue areas for JCUA members. We will then review JCUA’s Campaign Criteria and talk about the next phase of the process: campaign proposals.

Register here.

Jan
14
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JCUA Congregation Partner Network Gathering @ Zoom
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Jan
15
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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This is our monthly meeting for our Police Accountability Committee, with an orientation for first-time attendees at 5:30 pm. Email avra@jcua.org for more information and to RSVP.

 

Please note, committee meetings are for members. Become a member here. 

Jan
17
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Immigration Nation Watch Party (Episode 6)
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Immigration Committee for the final watch party of the docu-series Immigration Nation. This 6-part series is a deep dive into the immigration system in the United States, including unparalleled access to footage of ICE operations. Each Sunday afternoon we’ll watch one episode together and then have a 30-minute guided discussion. We hope these watch parties will help our community understand and prepare to disrupt the injustices of the American immigration system.

Sign up at bit.ly/JCUAWatchParty!

Jan
20
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Immigration Justice Committee Meeting
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
24
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Or Tzedek Internship Workshop
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more, and reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

Jan
27
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JCore 1:1 Night
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us for a JCORE 1:1 Night! This 1:1 night is designed specifically to give JCUA members a chance to 1:1 and get to know each other better. Understanding each other and why what drives us to work with JCUA is at the heart of our organizing.  The stronger our relationships with each other, the stronger the foundation for JCUA’s justice work.
If you’ve been meaning to 1:1 with another member, you’ll be able request a specific pair.  If you’re looking to meet someone new, JCUA staff will pair you with another member or staff person.  Never done a 1:1 before? No problem!  We’ll be sending out information and holding a brief pre-session.
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Kol Or Meeting
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Email Jackie Baldwin (jackie@jcua.org) to attend.

Jan
28
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43rd/44th Ward Meeting
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the first 43rd/44th ward (Lincoln Park and Lakeview) base building meeting to build relationships with Jewish neighbors who share your values, get involved in JCUA’s local political work, and learn about the history and importance of base building power in your neighborhood!

No prior JCUA involvement necessary. We’d love to see anyone who lives in the 43rd or 44th ward, or has a connection to the area.

Register here.

Jan
31
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Kol Or Trivia Event
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a trivia event on Sunday, January 31, where you can show off your knowledge of Famous Jews of Color, Civil Rights History, Chicago Fun Facts, and other topics!

This event is hosted by JCUA’s Kol Or Caucus for Jews of Color.

Register for the event.

Feb
4
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Campaign Selection Process Meeting #2
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JCUA members and staff will bring forward campaign proposals for review, discussion, and prioritization based in JCUA’s Campaign Criteria. We will also establish future meeting needs and processes.

Register here.

Feb
7
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Chicago Racial Justice Day of Learning
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Sunday, February 7th all are welcome to join us for a day of learning on racial justice as a Chicagoland Jewish community. This day will be multifaceted and have programming for all ages. It will provide space to speak about white supremacy, to discuss the nature of racism in Jewish life, and to hold up the diversity of our Jewish community. We will begin with prayer and reflection and then learn from many teachers, most of whom identify as Jews of Color (JOC). Participants are welcome to join for one session, a few or all day!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRIz8aBn6dVErdaWaee9buOJiCSp5r7sEBsf8H-rfbpQCGJA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR16OpQPmF2QwCoc2tmmmbYBNX5kmbXJfEoCtdUoQlfXZ8XfX2VrrCUJ-Fc

Feb
17
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Police Accountability Meeting
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm