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About JCRC

The mission of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world. We also protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.

The Indianapolis JCRC was established in 1942 as the public affairs and community relations arm of the organized Jewish community. We work to build consensus on public affairs issues, and translate these positions into community action with the broader community, public officials, other faith, and ethnic communities. JCRC focuses on Israel advocacy and acts in coalition with other groups advocating civil rights and social & economic justice.

2017 Impact

A year in review at what the Indy JCRC accomplished through friendships and hard work.

Government & Domestic Affairs

For over 30 years, the JCRC has been the consistent and respected voice in the halls of government that communicates the concerns of the Jewish community with integrity. JCRC is proud to serve as the liaison between our public policy leaders and members of Jewish communities throughout Indiana, as we create relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials on both sides of the aisle.

Our Government & Domestic Affairs committee serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and public policy leaders, particularly elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Through our deliberative process, we build consensus on public policy issues and then develop an advocacy strategy on legislation before the Indiana General Assembly.

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Israel & International Affairs

Our Israel and International Affairs committee works to educate and mobilize the local community in support of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, while advocating for a negotiated, two-state solution that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to live as neighbors in peace and security. Believing that education is the key to peace, we work to inform the community about Israel and counter assaults (wherever they occur) made on its legitimacy to exist as a Jewish and democratic state.

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Community Engagement & Intergroup Affairs

Coalition building is one of our strengths – it also might be our most important task. Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in our communities. We fight for civil rights and justice for all people. We work with community partners to combat the issues that divide us – Antisemitism, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and political and religious extremism.

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Israel Talks: Interview of Inbar & Farewell Party

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:00 PM

Arthur M. Glick JCC, Laikin Auditorium

6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

The Jewish Federation’s Israeli Emissary and the Jewish Community Relations Council bring you Israel Talks, timely discussions related to Israel, presented by professionals in the field. In this session, the tables will be turned when JCRC Executive Director, Lindsey Mintz, will be interviewing Inbar Nadir, as she concludes her term as our community’s Israeli Emissary.

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Media & Statements

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Today, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, which is the Jewish community’s public policy, civil rights, interfaith, and intergroup relations arm, joins all Americans in [...]

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Press Release: JCRC Makes Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 14, 2018   MEDIA CONTACTS: Aaron Welcher, JCRC Communications Coordinator awelcher@indyjcrc.org; 317.376.0468 www.indyjcrc.org, 317.926.2935   INDIANAPOLIS, IN: The Indianapolis Jewish Community [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is once again condemning Louis Farrakhan after he delivered another vehemently antisemitic speech, this time at the Nation of [...]

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NOTE: Official JCRC statements that represent community consensus positions are clearly denoted with the JCRC's logo and signed by JCRC leadership.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:54am
Check out some photo's from our annual meeting!
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 3:30am
Join us tomorrow for our annual meeting at the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis! Register with the link below.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 5:41am
In case you missed our newsletter on what is happening in #Israel & #Gaza
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, May 12th, 2018 at 3:00am
In case you missed it our Executive Director Lindsey Mintz was on RTV6 last night to talk about the rise in antisemitism.
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Rise in Antisemitic Incidents
Over the last 18 months, there has been a sharp rise in antisemitic incidents across the country, with the most dramatic increase right here in the Midwest. ...
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 11th, 2018 at 10:53pm
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 11th, 2018 at 4:25am
Tune in tonight at 11pm for our Executive Director Lindsey Mintz's interview about the rise in antisemitism. Rabbi Brett Krichiver was also interviewed for this piece.

And thank you to Marc Mullins, RTV6 for taking the time to learn about this important issue.

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Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 5:41am
Stefanie Rhodes the ED of @SlingshotFund is sitting down with #Indy Jewish professionals to discuss how to innovate the Jewish community #FutureIsBright https://t.co/gjaWQDTJWs
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 9:14am
Thank you Mayor @jimbrainard for being the keynote speaker at our 2018 annual meeting. It was an honor hosting someone who exemplifies the JCRC’s mission. https://t.co/UovpdV9eS6
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 12:30am
Join us tomorrow for our annual meeting at the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis! Register with the link below. https://t.co/S9UIcrZmBU
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 11:10pm
To our Muslim friends and neighbors may you have an easy fast today and all the days of Ramadan.
Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 1:13am
Thank you, Marc, for taking interest in this very important issue to our community. https://t.co/KHl0d2UDpn
Marc Mullins @MarcMullins1
A new report shows anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise now, and most dramatically rising here in the #Midwest. Tonight at 11 on @RTV6 News, we look at incidents here through our reports and through agencies logging those incidents. See you at 11pm. https://t.co/HkeYTWq3X1

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