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Chicago Jews protest Jewish United Fund for CPD collaboration

Members  of the Chicago chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and the new, social justice-oriented Jewish congregation Tzedek Chicago rallied outside the headquarters of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago Thursday evening, protesting what they described as the JUF’s “role in enabling racist police violence by brokering the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the Israeli military.”

A few hundred attended the Chicago Vigil for Gaza on Aug. 9. People met at the historic Water Tower in downtown before marching to the Tribune Tower. There, religious leaders from Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths read prayers. The vigil was held in remembrance of the nearly 2,000 Palestinians that have been murdered during Israel’s assault on the densely populated area.