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Stronger Together on #GivingTuesday
By Jill Katz JCUA Development Manager I don’t know much about the story of my grandparents, but I was brought up knowing that my family arrived here from Eastern Europe. They came to the states for many of the same reasons people still cross our borders today – a better life for themselves and an […]
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 12:46:23 PM

We Feel The Cuts
By Dena Goldstein Guest Blogger I tossed and turned the night before I heard the news. When the sun streamed through my window that Monday morning, I opened my sleepless eyes and felt cheated I didn’t enjoy a deep slumber. A few hours into work, my supervisor at Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) emailed […]
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 3:30:51 PM

This Is Our Flood: Sustaining Comprehensive Trauma Care on Chicago’s South Side
By Deana Kobrynski and Salina Greene JCUA Members On Friday, October 16, this D’var Torah was presented at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, by Deana Kobrysnki and Salina Greene. Both are members of Beth Emet and active members of JCUA. They connected last week’s parsha, Noach, to the Trauma Care Campaign and L’Chaim: JCUA’s upcoming community meeting. […]
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:36:12 PM

More Like Moses
By Hannah Coffey Or Tzedek Alum When Moses saw the burning bush, he had three qualities that made him into the leader he was: an allergy to oppression, a willingness to respond, and a radical curiosity. It was a Shabbat morning text study, at the beginning of the Or Tzedek program this past summer.  Over […]
Friday, October 09, 2015 11:20:24 AM

Critical Services at Risk
The Budget Impasse Takes Its Toll By Naomi Shapiro Guest Blogger On January 17, my husband and I welcomed a baby boy into our lives. Within minutes of his delivery, he was whisked to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for what we were assured was routine treatment to assist his labored breathing. Shortly thereafter, […]
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:42:24 PM

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Wednesday, December 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
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JCore Meeting - Issue Selection
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JCUA membership has begun the process for selecting its next campaign.
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