About JCRC

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.

“The mission of the Jewish Community Relations Committee (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.”

Government & Domestic Affairs

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.

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.

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.

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.

BDS & The New Antisemitism:

What’s happening in Academia & on American College Campuses?

Featuring: Asaf Romirowsky, PHD

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Media & Statements

Media: Indy’s JCRC says hateful & anti-Semitic acts are on the rise

Lauren Morgan, the group's Program Director, said there's been a definite "uptick" in reports of anti-Semitic and other hate speech in Indiana. "We don't want [...]

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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, December 9th, 2016 at 5:12am
JCRC's Prog. Dir. Lauren Morgan speaking to students, faculty, and guests at @IUPUI on how to confront hate. @LaurenJCRC https://t.co/LuB7s8Un4K
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:46am
It was great hosting Dr. Asaf Romirowsky last night! If you missed his talk, he'll be on the Tony Katz Radio show on WIBC this morning at 9:18 AM. Tune in!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 4:47pm
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 9:41am
The Indianapolis JCRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative with the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. Applications are now open to join the first cohort of the Muslim Jewish Women's Alliance. Visit our website to learn more and fill out the online application.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 5:06am
Please remember your local Jewish community this #GivingTuesday. The JCRC is dependent on our annual allocation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis to continue doing our important work.

Investing in the JCRC empowers us to continue our work in pursuit of a just society and a secure Jewish future. With your support, we are able to mobilize the Jewish community on critical issues and build coalitions with other faith, civic, political, and minority communities who share our vision, values and concerns. Your investment helps us support the Jewish and democratic State of Israel and advocate for Jewish social justice issues at the state and local levels. Join us as we work to ensure Jewish tomorrows.

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Twitter Feed

Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 2:12am
JCRC's Prog. Dir. Lauren Morgan speaking to students, faculty, and guests at @IUPUI on how to confront hate. @LaurenJCRC https://t.co/LuB7s8Un4K
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 12:48am
The JCRC was proud to stand with our community partners to confront recent hate crimes and discrimination in Indiana. https://t.co/gzjUk1LAhw
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 4:03am
Please join JFGI for what's sure to be an extremely insightful evening during this campaign season! https://t.co/t9pZQYGSqD

Upcoming Event

BDS & The New Antisemitism:

What’s happening in Academia & on American College Campuses?

Featuring: Asaf Romirowsky, PHD

WHEN: 12/6/16 at 7:00pm

WHERE: JCC Laikin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

WHO: Free & Open to the Public