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



Shout Loudly and Don’t Hold Back
By Ben Halbig JCUA Board Member JCUA Board Member Ben Halbig gave this drash at Mishkan’s Yom Kippur morning services for the Isaiah Haftarah . As we move into this new year, Ben asks how can we do more? How can we make this year reflect “the fast God really wants?” “Good morning. I’m Ben. […]
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:57:08 AM

The Second Tzedek
By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s AVODAH Organizing Fellow This past week, we read Parshat Shoftim, from the book of Deuteronomy. This Torah portion outlines a set of guidelines for ethical and moral behaviors- a very common theme in Jewish holy texts. Shoftim identifies the proper methods for appointing judges, procedures for  judicial systems, warnings against worshiping […]
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:06:40 PM

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

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Calendar of Events

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JCore Member Meeting
Tuesday, November 1
6:15 PM
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A Jewish Conversation about Economic Justice
Wednesday, November 9
7 - 9 PM
Beth Emet
1224 Dempster, Evanston


JCore Subcommittee Meeting: Police Accountability
Wednesday, November 16
6:15 PM 
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