During the summer of 2020, a group of young people plugged into JCUA from various places in our community started working consistently on the Fair Tax campaign, and organizing their communities of peers and friends to get involved as well. Now, young people involved in JCUA’s work through previous campaigns, Or Tzedek cohorts, or new JCUA members in high school can join the youth organizing caucus. This caucus is a youth-led space which meets monthly to build community, discuss current events, and take action on issues we care most about.
The Youth Organizing Caucus is led by JCUA’s youth liaisons – youth leaders who are plugged into each of JCUA’s organizing campaigns, and who support coordinating youth involvement in JCUA’s intergenerational work.
For information about the Youth Organizing Caucus in general, reach out to Mara Wolkoff, JCUA’s Manager of Youth Education and Organizing.
For information on youth involvement with each of JCUA’s issue areas, you can reach out to one of our Youth Liaisons:
- Community Safety: Julia Stern
- Housing and Economic Justice: Dalya Lessem Elnecave
- Immigration Justice: Jadon Gladstein
Queer Youth Caucus
An entirely youth-led space that meets monthly for anyone who identifies as a youth and as a member of the queer community! The majority of Queer Youth Caucus meetings aim to build community among this shared identity, but the group has also facilitated Havdalah events, as well as general outward facing educational programs.
If you are interested in joining or want to hear more, you can reach out to JCUA’s Youth Co-Chairs of this space: Dalya Lessem Elnecave or Leela Wittenberg-Trubowitz.
JOC Youth Caucus
A monthly space for any youth who identifies as a Jew of Color. Members build community with one another as well as other members of Kol Or (JCUA’s intergenerational Jews of Color Caucus).