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More Like Moses
By Hannah Coffey Or Tzedek Alum When Moses saw the burning bush, he had three qualities that made him into the leader he was: an allergy to oppression, a willingness to respond, and a radical curiosity. It was a Shabbat morning text study, at the beginning of the Or Tzedek program this past summer.  Over […]
Friday, October 09, 2015 11:20:24 AM

Critical Services at Risk
The Budget Impasse Takes Its Toll By Naomi Shapiro Guest Blogger On January 17, my husband and I welcomed a baby boy into our lives. Within minutes of his delivery, he was whisked to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for what we were assured was routine treatment to assist his labored breathing. Shortly thereafter, […]
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:42:24 PM

A Raging River of Change
By Anna Rubin JCUA’s AVODAH Organizing Fellow It has been an auspicious couple of weeks at JCUA, to say the least. On day four of my time here (really in the hours between days three and four), we learned that Sinai Health Systems and the University of Chicago came together and pledged to open a […]
Friday, September 18, 2015 2:17:40 PM

Should I Be On Punishment?
By Mimi Harris JCUA Member and Board of Directors   Moral Mondays in Illinois are ending for now. Soon new strategies will be implemented to continue to pressure our short-sighted, apparently uncaring Governor who is refusing to pass a budget, putting us all at risk. This last Moral Monday was dedicated to elder issues so was of […]
Thursday, September 03, 2015 11:25:27 AM

“Why Choose to Be Arrested?”
Choice, Privilege and the Fight for South Side Trauma Care By Michal David JCUA Member On June 3rd of this year I, along with eight other trauma center activists, was arrested for participating in an action of civil disobedience on behalf of the Trauma Care Coalition. During this action we barricaded ourselves into the front […]
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:58:26 PM

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October JCore Meeting
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