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Kol Or Jews of Color Caucus meeting
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Kol Or Jews of Color Caucus of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is a space for those who identify as Jews of Color to gather, build community, and organize for systemic social change. Made up of Jews of Color from across Chicago, Kol Or plays an important role in JCUA’s work to transform our city into a more just and equitable place.

If you identify as a Jew of Color, please join us for our July meeting!

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July Public Safety Committee Meeting
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our  monthly meeting of the Community Safety Committee (formerly the Police Accountability Committee). Whether you are a regular or this is your first time, we would love to see you. Please register for the meeting here.

Our Jewish community is diverse, and some of us have stake in this issue because the color of our skin or where we live means we are more likely to face police misconduct. Some of us are compelled by this issue because of our history. Jews around the world descend from people that experienced state sanctioned violence, including pogroms, inquisitions, and genocide. Some of us feel these consequences as social workers, lawyers, and community organizers with relationships to heavily policed and systemically divested communities. As Jews, we feel we must take a stand because our tradition teaches us that all people are created in the image of God. To stay silent in the face of such injustice endangers our own humanity.

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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ TBD
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Canvassing for Bring Chicago Home @ Logan Square Farmers Market
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join for some or all of the time to talk to our community about Bring Chicago Home! Reach out to Sophie (sophie@jcua.org) or RSVP here to coordinate times and location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7GDhjBswevIAWZlUT_4nq6y73KM0T1rMHpBshb_xN3f6CCw/viewform

 

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The Torah of Organizing 2021: Wealth & Class @ Buckingham Fountain
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Please register here for our on-going series “The Torah of Organizing,” with Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein. In this session, we’ll explore what the Torah has to say about wealth and wealth redistribution. This will be an interactive, havruta (paired-learning) event. This will be an all-levels-are-welcome space, so if you’ve never explored Torah in this way before, this is a perfect place to start. All you need is curiosity and the desire to learn with other JCUA community members!

This session will be on Sunday, August 8, at 1:30 PM. We will meet in person at the SE corner of Buckingham Fountain Plaza. There is shade, and there are public restrooms! In the case of rain, we will meet on Zoom.

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Canvassing for Bring Chicago Home @ Drummond Montessori School
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come talk to our community about Bring Chicago Home! Reach out to Sophie (sophie@jcua.org) or RSVP here to coordinate times and location: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7GDhjBswevIAWZlUT_4nq6y73KM0T1rMHpBshb_xN3f6CCw/viewform

 

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Quarterly New Member Orientation
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA on Thursday, August 19, from 7-8:15PM for a new member orientation! Sign up here.

If you are new to JCUA in the last few months and feel like you’re still finding your place (even if you’ve already had a 1:1 or been to a committee meeting), then this is the right place for you!

In this call, JCUA staff, currently involved members, and new members will come together and learn about who makes up the JCUA community and how JCUA actually works, from learning about coalitions and committees to getting familiar with some basic building blocks of organizing.

The main content of the call is the first hour; in the (optional) final 15 minutes, there will be an opportunity to go into interest-based breakouts to ask more specific questions and land on some personal next steps for getting involved.

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ECPS Celebration @ Douglas Park
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sign up here to join the JCUA community and our coalition partners in celebrating the hard-won passage of the Empowered Communities for Public Safety ordinance in City Council!

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Housing and Economic Justice Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Housing and Economic Justice Committee meeting on Tuesday, August 24 at 6:00 pm on Zoom. There will be a quick orientation at 5:45 pm for first time attendees or anyone who wants a quick refresher on the Bring Chicago Home campaign.

Reach out to Anna Rubin (anna@jcua.org) with any questions.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8MbqvpYdN7Fiy8KY9

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Community Safety Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Grand Opening of the Chicago Furniture Bank @ 4801 S Whipple St
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

JCUA’s Community Ventures Program low-interest loan fund has helped an incredible local organization, the Chicago Furniture Bank, significantly increase its capacity as well as move to a new facility. Register here to join a staff-led tour of the new facility and to hear about the critical work the organization is undertaking to support the successful transformation of houses into homes.

 

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Sukkot Event at Emanuel Congregation
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Housing & Economic Justice Committee Meeting
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm