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“May he know justice.” – Prayer for Protected by Faith Action for DREAMers

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform, JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Statement, Jewish Community, Jewish Education, Membership
On Monday, February 6,  clergy from across Chicagoland joined together at a Protected by Faith Action to call on Congress to protect DREAMers. This prayer was offered by Rabbi David Wolkenfed of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel.  אֲרַמִּי֙ אֹבֵ֣ד אָבִ֔י My father was a Syrian refugee. He went down to Egypt with meager numbers and sojourned …

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JCUA’s Community Ventures Program Provides Loan to Warren Apartments

Categories: CVP, JCUA Statement
JCUA’s newest CVP zero-interest loan will help cover the predevelopment costs associated with the construction of Warren Apartments. Consisting of 75 units of mixed-income housing, this project complements the 89 units of supportive housing at neighboring Harvest Commons (renovated by Heartland in 2013), and addresses the great need for affordable workforce housing in the rapidly gentrifying …

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JCUA Condemns Trump’s DACA Decision

Categories: JCUA Statement

JCUA expresses outrage and condemnation of the executive order announced today that repeals Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was instituted by President Obama in reaction to years of failed immigration policy, giving many young people who had spent most of their lives in the U.S. legal protections and hope for the future. We …

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None Shall Make Them Afraid

Categories: JCUA Statement, Membership
“And they shall sit under their vine and their fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.” Micah 4.4 Dear Friend, I find it hard to confront the fact that I am about to turn 90. My thoughts often return to the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s and to the tensions of those turbulent …

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Strengthened In Our Resolve

Categories: JCUA Statement
JCUA’s Response to Violence in Charlottesville At an interfaith vigil yesterday afternoon, JCUA joined religious leaders and people of all denominations to show our solidarity in the wake of the horrific, racist, and antisemitic events thats unfolded in Charlottesville. We mourn for all those affected by this tragedy, and at the same time this past …

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