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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

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From the NewsBlog

‘Thank You for Making Mayfair Commons a Priority for JCUA’
By Judy Levey JCUA Executive Director “Preserving housing stock.” It’s a phrase that sounds official and impersonal. Occasionally, though, we are reminded that there are human stories behind the bureaucratic language. After reading our recent update on JCUA’s financial involvement in a redevelopment project, Rev. C. J. Hawking, executive director of Arise Chicago, sent me this note: Judy, I […]
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00:47 AM

Praying With Your Feet: Rosh Hashanah and Healthcare Justice
This Thursday (Sept. 18) at 4 pm, JCUA will join community and faith groups on the South Side to “Sing for a Trauma Center.” Join us as we pray for proper and adequate healing for all the people of Chicago.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:04:10 AM

Live in Harmony or Be Harassed?
Violence and racism from our city's neighborhoods explode on our TV and smartphone screens every day, making our High Holiday reflection this year especially poignant, even painful.
Monday, September 15, 2014 2:32:19 PM

JCUA September Newsletter
Cantors to sing for expanded trauma care, 9/18. JCUA invests in preserving senior citizen housing. Membership meetings build toward selection of issues. Standing with the employees of Golan's moving. Nate Seeskin joins JCUA as organizing fellow.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:26:23 PM

Jewish Values Stand With The Workers of Golan’s Moving and Storage
For almost a month the workers of Skokie, Ill. based Golan’s Moving and Storage have been on strike. The nearly 80 employees of the locally owned moving company voted to form a union at the end of 2013 in response to numerous unfair labor practices and outright reports of illegal activities. For example, there are […]
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00:46 AM

JCUA August Newsletter
Mimi Harris on the Cover! / JCUA members gather at Yusho / Deborah Goldberg named director of teen programs / Farewell message from Rebecca Katz / Photos from interfaith vigil at Broadview detention center
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:12:07 PM

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