JCUA Annual Passover Seder
Interfaith Dinner and Shabbaton 7-1-16
Interfaith Dinner and Shabbaton 7-1-16
Trauma Care Campaign Victory



Linking Values to Action
By Iszy Licht JCUA Member I first connected with JCUA two years ago through my work as a student activist at Northwestern University. I was the President of a new student group on campus committed to working against gun violence, Northwestern Students for Gun Violence Prevention. We volunteered at the JCUA’s 2014 Freedom and Justice […]
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:37:33 PM

Or Tzedek is for You
By Abby  Or Tzedek Alumni – Summer 2016 As someone who has had her fair share of experiences with programs targeted at Jewish teens, I can confidently say that Or Tzedek was one of the most meaningful experiences that I’ve ever had–Jewish or not. Or Tzedek is unlike any other program in that it combines […]
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:03:59 PM

Making an Impact and Having a Blast!
By Hannah Arwe JCUA Teen Programming Coordinator Hello from Teen Programming! I just finished leading my first Or Tzedek Summer Social Justice Institute and it was an absolute blast! I felt like both a leader and a learner, developing young folks’ capacity for change while also continuing to learn for myself the crucial components of organizing, […]
Monday, August 15, 2016 2:49:51 PM

Jewish Journey to Justice
By Eliana Chavkin JCUA Member “These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out from the land of Egypt in troops by the hand of Moses and Aaron…” –Parshat Masei, Numbers 33:1 We read in Parshat Masei the full list of stops the Jewish people made from Egypt to the land of […]
Friday, August 12, 2016 11:23:27 AM

Reflecting on a Year of Organizing
By Anna Rubin JCUA’s AVODAH Organizing Fellow Emeritus As part of closing out my year as a community organizer at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Marla Bramble, the Director of Organizing at JCUA and my supervisor, asked me to reflect on what I expected this year to be like beforehand, and what it has been in […]
Monday, August 08, 2016 4:00:49 PM

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Calendar of Events

Blue = JCUA Event      Green = Community Event

Moral Monday Budget Action
"It's Electric!"
Monday, August 22
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Plaza at 10 S. Dearborn
Call on elected officials to close corporate tax loopholes!
Contact Marla Bramble for more info. OR x110


JCUA Leadership Circle Call with Cook County State's Attorney Candidate Kim Foxx
Tuesday, August 30
Invitation Only
Contact Jill Katz for more info: OR x115


JCore Subcommittee Meeting:
Police Accountability
Tuesday, August 23
6:30 PM
Spertus, 610 S Michigan
***JCore subcommittee meetings are members only. Sign up at


Social Justice Bet Midrash with Mishkan
Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20
The Mishkan Space
4001 N. Ravenswood #108
JCUA and Mishkan team up for an all-levels, open-to-everybody Social Justice Bet Midrash. In this space, we will examine Jewish sources on current social issues, facilitating deep thinking, constructive debate and greater facility with Jewish text.
Events are free but you have to RSVP


Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Presentation
at Congregation Rodfei Zedek's Shabbat B'yachad
Friday, September 9
6:00 PM
Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
More Info 


JCore Member Meeting
Wednesday, September 14
6:30 PM
Spertus, 610 S Michigan
***JCore meetings are members only. Sign up at

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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