Social Justice at Mishkan

Tikkun, or healing and repairing what’s broken, is one of the core values at Mishkan. Channeling the energy we create in our services and leaning into social activism is important now more than ever. Here are some ways to get involved.

Mishkan’s justice team is centered around supporting four key partners in justice working to end social, racial and economic injustice in Chicago:
 
  • JCUA The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs – combating poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with diverse communities.
  • ONE Northside Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside – is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization that unites diverse communities, building collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing.
  • HIAS Chicago Refugee Welcome Team – HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom and rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
  • LPCS Lincoln Park Community Services – a comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness 

Meet the Organizing Team
Members of the Organizing Team are the Justice Team’s volunteer leaders. They serve as liaisons to our partner organizations and campaigns, relationship builders, and strategic thinkers for the direction of Mishkan’s social justice work. 

Hannah Green and Elliot Besmann – Project Managers
Emily Rapport, Jane Weber, and Ash Levine – Liaisons to JCUA and the Police Accountability Campaign
Joe Grant and Elli Krandel – Liaisons to ONE Northside and the Fair Tax Campaign
Tracey Morrison – Liaison to the Chicago Jews for Refugees Coalition
Ash Levine, Joe Grant, and Maris Garcia – One-on-One Leads
Michael Kornick

Get Involved

Serve, rally, march, advocate, and get involved in myriad ways with our city and country. Check our justice events calendar and get involved.

Rally in style! Scroll down for signs you can print and take to the streets yourself.

Mishkan’s Refugee Welcome Team

These dedicated Mishkanites give of their time and energy to ensure the families feel welcome and settled into their new lives in Chicago. 

 

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