Jess Schwalb

Jess Schwalb lives in Uptown, where she works in fair housing advocacy. Born and raised in DC, Jess fell in love with Chicago’s leftist Jewish community through the JCUA college organizing fellowship. She enjoys writing about and researching the history of Jewish coalition-building and anti-racist work, as well as organizing with other Jewish Chicagoans to fight for affordable housing funding and robust civilian police oversight. In her spare time, she is usually swimming in Lake Michigan.