Alana Chandler uses food to explore the experiences of Jews of Color

Categories: Membership
For Alana Chandler, growing up in Chicago’s Jewish community with both a Jewish and Japanese background could be an isolating experience. “I didn’t know there were Jews of Color in Chicago,” she said. “I only really knew my sister and myself.” After graduating from a Jewish day school, Alana found an intentional community through a …

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JCUA Demands Action for Black Lives

Categories: Black-Jewish Relations, JCUA Statement
The unconscionable murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis exposed once again the police brutality and white supremacy Black people in the United States experience every day. Floyd’s story echoes those of Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald, and countless others whose lives have ended in tragedy because of racist, state-sanctioned violence. Meanwhile, close to three months into …

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Joint Statement from JCUA’s White Racial Justice Working Group and Kol Or Caucus for Jews of Color

Categories: Black-Jewish Relations

The consequences of white supremacy are omnipresent. Some moments make these consequences abundantly and violently clear. We are in one such moment, as we mourn the recent loss of Black lives (Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd) who were each murdered because of racism. The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is a multiracial community that …

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