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

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 JCRC Core Values

JCRC Indianapolis Values

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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 3:23am
Please check out the IN hate crimes law twitter feed for news and updated info on efforts to pass an Indiana law. .@INHateCrimesLaw
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:14am
Proud Jewish cmty is participating in inspiring #MLK celebration w @IndyMayorJoe @SenDonnelly @RepAndreCarson @RCShackleford @JeanBreaux https://t.co/4Gd7qQbmMP
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, January 13th, 2017 at 5:44am
Pleased to be joining our fellow Hoosiers to celebrate the life of MLK at the Indiana State House ceremony. @indplsul #inlegis https://t.co/jf7oZu2hp5
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Mark your calendars!
IUPUI Holocaust Remembrance Program
Thursday, January 26, 2017@ 1:30pm
IUPUI Campus CenterTheater (420 University Blvd)
Memorial Candle Lighting by IUPUI Students & Faculty
Keynote by Tibor Klopfer "A Family's Experience - Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust"
Performance by IUPUI University Choir
Organized by the Jewish Student Association at IUPUI, IUPUI's Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Holocaust Education Center of Indiana, and Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Councill.

Twitter Feed

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 12:23am
Please check out the IN hate crimes law twitter feed for news and updated info on efforts to pass an Indiana law. @INHateCrimesLaw
Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 2:43am
Pleased to be joining our fellow Hoosiers to celebrate the life of MLK at the Indiana State House ceremony. @indplsul #inlegis https://t.co/jf7oZu2hp5
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

Upcoming Event

Save the Date:

IsraelTalks: Our Community and Israel – An Open Conversation with JCRC

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

WHERE: JCC Indianapolis Laikin Auditorium

6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

WHO: Free & Open to the Public