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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.

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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Media & Statements

Joint Statement from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Indiana Board of Rabbis re: Fatal Terror Attack [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Condemns Antisemitic Vandalism on Carmel, Indiana Synagogue

Monday, July 30, 2018 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), which represents the organized Jewish community in central Indiana, is appalled by the disgusting [...]

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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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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 Council
We are glad to see Hate crimes legislation make Governor Holcombs 2019 legislative agenda. The JCRC is looking forward to working with him.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
We can't wait to see everyone tonight for this special candle lighting.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Tomorrow (12/7) at 5pm Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation will be lighting the community Hanukiah at the JCC. The JCRC has invited Obat Helpers USA to participate in the candle lighting and dedication to the Rohingya people. Obat Helpers will be highlighting their work and share information about the genocide and ethnic cleansing happening in Burma. We invite the whole community to join IHC in this special candle lighting and learn how they can help end the genocide #NeverAgain.

cc: Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, JCC Indianapolis, Jewish Family Services Indianapolis
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Tune into "Community Connection" on WTLC AM station 1310 from 1-2 pm as Willaine St. Pierre Sandy, Lev Rothenberg, and Rabbi Brett Krichiver speak about the Unity Project and Judaism.

The Unity Project is a program of JCC Indianapolis that brings the Black and Jewish communities together through arts and culture. The JCRC is a founding member of the Unity Project. Currently, JCRC staff members Aaron and Marla both sit on the Unity Projects planning committee.

You can listen live online too at https://praiseindy.com/listen-live/

CC: Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
As we called on our community to stand in solidarity with the Rohingya people on Friday. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today that there is "compelling evidence that the Burmese military committed ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Rohingya".

Please follow Obat Helpers USA to learn more about the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Please join us and many of our colleagues in dedicating the 6th candle lighting of Hanukkah on (December 7) to the Rohingya people of Burma. The Rohingya people are an ethnic minority made up of mostly Muslims in Burma. They have been systematically targeted for ethnic cleansing.

In addition to showing solidarity, you can urge Indiana's Senators to support passage of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S.2060). This bipartisan bill promotes democracy and human rights in Burma, implement sanctions as accountability mechanisms for all the ethnic cleansing practices taking place in Burma, and begin to restore human rights and dignity for ethnic minorities who are still in Burma and who have fled across borders.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
As Shabbat comes to an end we remember President George H. W. Bush and the impact he had on the nation. May his family find comfort in his legacy and their memories.

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Tomorrow at 5pm Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation will be lighting the community Hanukiah at the JCC. The JCRC has invited Obat Helpers USA to participate in the candle lighting and dedication to the Rohingya people.

Please join us and many of our colleagues in dedicating the 6th candle lighting of Hanukkah (December 7) to the Rohingya people of Burma. The Rohingya people are an ethnic minority made up of mostly Muslims in Burma. They have been systematically targeted for ethnic cleansing.

Dec. 1 is @WorldAIDSDayUS. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the 1st ever global health day. It services as an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against H.I.V while supporting and remembering those who are living with H.I.V or have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Today we remember the mass Jewish departure and expulsion from Middle Eastern and North African countries in 1948 after the partition plan was adopted by the UN. The history and experiences of Jews indigenous to these lands are often forgotten. https://t.co/qBiIjMmGXL

The JCRC joined more than 70 organizations including @theJCPA and @ADL_National urging Congress to pass two significant bills to fight international Antisemitism. https://t.co/MOM1VBkbIW

It is an honor to be at the @IndianaMuslims Annual Banquet with friends to celebrate the impact MAI has on the Hoosier community. https://t.co/bxAP7CLmn0