Local Activists Seek to Challenge Chicago JUF’s Claim of Communal Leadership
CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—January 5, 2017. On Thursday, January 5, the Chicago chapter of IfNotNow will rally outside the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to protest its silence on the appointment of extremists Steven Bannon and David Friedman to the Trump Administration.
IfNotNow had called on the Federation — the largest Jewish institution in the country, which claims to represent all American Jews — to condemn these appointments by the eighth night of Hanukkah, Dec 31st. In response to the Federation’s silence, IfNotNow will gather to demonstrate its vision for moral leadership in the Jewish community, which includes condemning the appointments of anti-semites and other right-wing extremists. The rally will be one of six demonstrations across the country in the coming weeks ahead of the Inauguration.
The IfNotNow #JewishResistance rally outside will take place at 5 p.m. at the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation, 30 South Wells Street in Chicago.
IfNotNow is a movement to end the American Jewish community’s support for the Occupation and gain freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians. IfNotNow has chapters in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, and Detroit.
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