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

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Or Tzedek Teen Social Justice Institute
Summer 2015

Have Fun and Be A Part of Change
 Session 1: Thurs. June 18 - Sun. June 28
Session 2: Thurs. July 30 - Sun. Aug. 9

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JCUA members put their Jewish values into action, working for social justice in Chicago.

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Take Action for a Level-I Trauma Center with JCUA
Monday, May 04, 2015 4:13:14 PM

“That the Caregivers Open Their Gates to Those Who Knock in Distress”
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:04:06 AM

Selma at 50 – “Effecting Change in Our Communities”
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:33:42 AM

JCUA Demonstrates Opposition to Governor’s Proposed Budget
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:20:35 PM

‘Just’ Eat is A Lot More than ‘Just’ Raising Funds
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:58:37 AM

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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's Annual Fundraiser

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JUNE 15, 2015

Upcoming JCUA Events


Rally with Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Saturday, May 9, 12:45 pm
Wellington Ave. United Church of Christ
615 W. Wellington
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JCUA and CAIR-Chicago Host an
"On the Table" Discussion

Tuesday, May 12
Grace Place
This is a private event.
Contact: for more info.


Join JCUA at Raunerville
Wednesday, May 13, 3:45 pm
The Bean at Millenium Park
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JCUA Allyship and Privilege Training
For JCUA Members
Sunday, May 17, 11:00 am
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'Just' Eat: A Progressive Dinner
JCUA's New Annual Fundraiser
Monday, June 15, 6:00 pm
Bridgeport Art Center
610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Learn more and register


Or Tzedek Summer Program
Session 1: June 18-28
Session 2: July 30-Aug. 9
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Community Events


The Abel Project: "A Life for A Life"
Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK)
Sunday, May 3, 12:00 pm
Metcalfe Park
4200 S State Street
Contact Tamar Manasseh for more info:
(773) 885-9871


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

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