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.

Painful Hope: A Palestinian Activist and an Israeli Settler Rabbi Talk Peace

Featuring: Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Antwan Saca

Monday, April 3, 2017

7:00 PM

Second Presbyterian Church

7700 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

Roots/Shorashim/Judur is a local Palestinian Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation.

Media & Statements

Updated: Indiana Jewish Community Opposes Executive Order to Bar Immigrants & Refugees

Indiana Jewish Community Statement Opposing the Presidential Executive Order to Bar Immigrants and Refugees Updated Monday, February 13, 2017 We, the undersigned Jewish organizations throughout [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Condemns Smear Campaigns Targeting Area Faculty and Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council has recently been made aware of harassing tweets targeting faculty members and students at IUPUI. [...]

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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 Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSunday, March 19th, 2017 at 11:27pm
Don't forget to join us today at 11:30 AM at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation for the second part of our series of conversations: Jewish Perspectives on Israel.

This event is free and open to the public - all are welcome!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSunday, March 19th, 2017 at 2:38pm
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, March 18th, 2017 at 3:50am
Great op-ed today from Bob Feferman, South Bend's Federation CRC professional.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, March 17th, 2017 at 1:48pm
Thank you Gov Eric Holcomb for visiting the JCC today to show your support for the center and Jewish community.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, March 17th, 2017 at 9:31am
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, March 16th, 2017 at 1:23pm
David Sklar helps lead today's press conference urging law makers to revive hate crimes legislation before the end of the session.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:05pm
Getting ready for our Jewish Community Lobby Day w a briefing b4 heading to statehouse for nearly a dozen mtgs w legislative leadership! https://t.co/OXPyq950St
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 12:13am
Want to thank again @SenDonnelly for a great visit yesterday and his engagement on ensuring the Indpls community is safe and secure. https://t.co/7FYc1JXtK4

Upcoming Event

Monday, April 3, 2017 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

3 opportunities to hear their message of peace.

Learn more here