Kol Or Shabbat Dinner @ Shared upon RSVP
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We welcome individuals who identify as Jews of Color to our quarterly Kol Or Shabbat! Please register here.

This is a chance to connect, build deeper relationships, and to learn about the work we do in the JCUA community. We will eat, sing, chat, and brainstorm ways of making our community more even more vibrant! Children and teens are welcome and encouraged to come–we will be providing light programming for young folk.

Kol Or Monthly Meeting @ Zoom
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kol Or welcomes those who identify as Jews of Color to our monthly meeting. Please register here!

JCore Membership Meeting @ Zoom
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please register here to join us for JCUA’s JCore meeting on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on Zoom to discuss the possibility of JCUA launching a 501(c)4 sibling organization.

We hope to have a WIDE representation of JCUA’s membership present on May 10 to:

-Learn about what a C4 organization is and what starting one could mean for JCUA

-Hear from your fellow JCUA members about their excitements, questions, and concerns about launching a C4 organization

-Provide feedback as a membership about the possibility of launching a C4 organization

Immigration Committee Picnic @ Welles Park Gazebo
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s finally warm enough to spend time outside, and we have a lot of wins to celebrate! Instead of a May committee meeting, join the JCUA Immigration Committee for a picnic! RSVP here.

Community Safety Committee Monthly Meeting @ Zoom
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please register here [zoom link to come] to join us for our virtual monthly meeting of our Community Safety Committee. We will have a brief orientation for new committee members at 5:40PM.

About the committee:

Formerly known as the Police Accountability Committee, Community Safety is committed to ensuring restorative and power-shifting approaches to criminal justice and policing. JCUA members are passionate about these issues for a variety of reasons. As a multiracial organization, we recognize many of our members are further exposed to police violence because of their racial identity or where they live. As organizers, social workers, and other community workers, we see the impact of communities being heavily policed and systemically divested from. As Jews, we know that our ancestors have survived state-sanctioned violence, and that we have a responsibility to speak up about those who are experiencing it today. Guided by these recognitions and values, JCUA members spent years working on the GAPA (Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability) and ECPS (Empowering Communities for Public Safety) ordinances to give communities a powerful voice in determining what policing, policy, and reform in Chicago looks like. After ECPS passed in City Council this summer, JCUA is at the forefront of ensuring a successful implementation of the Community C0mmission on Public Safety.

Acts of Change 2022 @ Chicago History Museum
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for Acts of Change on June 2nd! You can buy tickets and/or make a donation of any amount here.

After moving online for two years, we’re excited to host Acts of Change on June 2nd at 5:30 pm at the beautiful (outdoor!) plaza of the Chicago History Museum. We look forward to welcoming the members, supporters, partners, and friends who make JCUA the powerful organization it is.

(The standard ticket price is $300. If this amount is cost prohibitive and you’d like to attend the event, please fill out this short form and we will reach out with additional options.)

5th Annual Kol Or Juneteenth Havdalah
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Jews of Color Caucus of JCUA as we commemorate the emancipation of Africans from slavery during the virtual event.