combating poverty, racism and anti-Semitism

JCUA pursues social and economic justice through issue-based campaigns, community investment, and building bridges between the Jewish community and communities challenged by poverty and racism. Focused on mobilizing a progressive Jewish voice to address root causes of social injustice, JCUA works as an allied partner together with diverse communities across Chicago to achieve a more just city and better quality of life for all Chicagoans. Learn more about JCUA

Session 1 Starts June 18!
Session 2: July 30 - August 9th
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JCUA members put their Jewish values into action, working for social justice in Chicago.

Meet Our Super Awesome Or Tzedek Summer Staff!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:09:00 PM

Tipping the Scales Toward Justice
Monday, May 18, 2015 11:28:12 AM

‘Just’ Eat at the JCUA Family Supper Table
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:03:55 AM

New York City Council Member Brad Lander: Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable
Monday, May 11, 2015 2:58:28 PM

On the Table with JMCBI
Thursday, May 07, 2015 2:51:37 PM

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JCUA Internships

Be the Change. Apply Today.

JCUA’s internship program trains students and emerging leaders throughout the year. We provide interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. JCUA interns gain professional experience, empowering mentoring and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and genders.

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JCUA Actions and Events


JCore Member Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 6:20 pm
610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicag
Contact Daniel Kaplan for more info.


'Just' Eat: A Progressive Dinner
JCUA's New Annual Fundraiser
Monday, June 15, 6:00 pm
Bridgeport Art Center
610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago


Or Tzedek Summer Program
Session 1: June 18-28
Session 2: July 30-Aug. 9
Click for more details.

Community Events


“Revelations at Mt. Sinai (Hospital): Understanding Chicago’s Trauma Center Desert.”
JCUA Community Organizer Daniel Kaplan Presents a Shavuot Teach In
Saturday, May 23, 11:30 pm
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Contact Daniel Kaplan for more info.


You Be the Judge: Courts Matter
National Council of Jewish Women
Tuesday, June 2, 6:45 pm
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism
1221 County Line Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Click here for more info and to RSVP

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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