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Finding A Social Justice Home in Or Tzedek
By Emily Isaacson JCUA Intern This summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern for JCUA and the Or Tzedek program. This program has become a home to me over the years: I first participated in Or Tzedek in the winter of 2011 and continued my involvement throughout high school, both during Or Tzedek summer […]
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:36:12 PM

Or Tzedek–At It Again!
By Deborah Goldberg JCUA’s Coordinator of Teen Programs It seems like yesterday that the second session of our summer Or Tzedek program came to a close. In just 10 days, we were able to build an incredible community, engage with Jewish texts and traditions, explore social justice issues and campaigns happening in Chicago today, and […]
Monday, August 17, 2015 5:13:09 PM

A Win for Fair Housing Policy
By Aline Sredni JCUA Intern  In the last month, the Supreme Court released some really important decisions. Most people have heard about the court’s views on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Marriage Equality. However, these were not the only decisions issued. One of the other decisions that didn’t make the forefront of the news was […]
Monday, July 27, 2015 2:34:27 PM

Friends, Food and Inspiration During Ramadan
By Sarah Gold JCUA’s Manager of Community Building Over the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to attend three community Iftar celebrations hosted by the American Islamic College, CAIR Chicago and Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI). As JCUA continues to connect with the Muslim community in Chicago in meaningful ways, these celebrations were […]
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:10:49 PM

Meet JCUA’s New Board Members
JCUA is thrilled to welcome our three newest board members, David Block, David Feinberg and former staffer Irene Lehrer Sandalow. Each new board member has a personal connection to JCUA and has taken a moment below to reflect on how JCUA’s work resonates with their values. A heartfelt welcome to David, David & Irene! An architect and […]
Thursday, July 09, 2015 9:59:04 AM

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JCUA Actions and Events

Aug 19

JCore Meeting: Trauma Care Campaign Subcommittee
August 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spertus, 610 S. Michigan
If you are interested in attending or want to hear more about the campaign click here or contact Daniel Kaplan.

Aug 24

Moral Monday
Monday, August 24, 11:00am - Noon
Tribune Tower
435 N. Michigan
Join JCUA and other groups across Chicago as we call on lawmakers to take action and #chooserevenue for the Illinois budget crisis.
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Community Events


The Network of Spiritual Progressives:
"Peace, Spirituality and Social Change"
Peace Centers International, Inc.
Sunday, August 16, 1:30pm - 3pm
Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street
Cat Zavis shares her insights about spiritual activism in the 21st century.
Click here for more info and to RSVP

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Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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