About

Mission

Jewish Community Action's mission is to bring together Jewish people from diverse traditions and perspectives to promote understanding and take action on social and economic justice issues in Minnesota.

Our Model

Founded in 1995, Jewish Community Action organizes Jewish Minnesotans to act together for social change. With a unique model that combines traditional congregational-based community organizing with issue-based campaign work, we engage our community and bring a distinctly Jewish voice to the fight for justice.

We work in partnerships with local coalitions, interfaith initiatives, neighborhood groups, and minority and immigrant groups working for social and economic justice in our region. We believe in working collectively and acting as allies, directly addressing the root causes of poverty, racism, and injustice. We know that being in relationship with one another will make us more invested in and accountable to each other. We train teams of committed volunteer leaders, who take this work inward to their congregations as well as outward into the broader community. Our work is driven by our Jewish values; as we honor our history and ancestors, we commit to our shared future and our own power to make real social change.

Jewish Community Action is a member organization of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and an affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

We have recently met all of the Charity Review Council's Accountability Standards for nonprofit organizations. The Charities Review Council holds organizations accountable to the highest standards of transparency, governance, and ethical fundraising, and we are proud to have made their list. 

Annual Report

To view the JCA 2012 Annual Report, click here.

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