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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.

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.

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.

Media & Statements

Indianapolis JCRC Statement re: Charlottesville and Condemnation of Nazism and White Supremacy

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council condemns the vile hatred, bigotry and antisemitism displayed by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA, and the despicable [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was shocked and saddened by the June 29th police action shooting that resulted [...]

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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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The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has announced that it has received an extremely generous gift from the Lilly Endowment that will be used to support safety and security enhancements for the Hoover Road campus. This is an exciting opportunity for our community.

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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 1:00am
Happy Hanukkah!! We know what song will be stuck in our head for 8 nights #maccabeats
The Maccabeats - Latke Recipe - Hanukkah
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 11:59am
Thank you, Governor Eric Holcomb for your warm Hanukkah greetings.

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Upcoming Event

Holocaust Remembrance Program

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:30 AM – 2:30 PM

IUPUI Campus Center Theater/ 420 University Blvd

Keynote by:

Julie Kohner, Voices of Generations- A unique and personal approach to the Holocaust

An autobiography- Hanna and Walter, A Love Story