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.
A year in review at what the Indy JCRC accomplished through friendships and hard work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Thanks to our Israel and International Affairs Committee for helping compile this week's Israel In-Depth. Israel In-Depth brings to you a few news articles that give a closer look at Israel- whether at home, in the world, or
Israeli company Project RAY has developed the world’s first smartphone for people with visual disabilities, opening up the benefits of digital access to a population excluded up to now. #70factsin70days
It was a great day at the Indiana Statehouse to get a resolution passed recognizing Israel's 70th Birthday with the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. There are some great shots of Debby Barton Grant and Roie Gonen Indianapolis Shaliach from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and more pictures on our website!
Happy #PresidentsDay! Did you know that President Harry Truman was the first world leader to officially recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish state on May 14, 1948, only eleven minutes after its creation. #70FactsIn70Days
A heart felt “Shabbat shalom,” sent from Jerusalem to your home. The Indianapolis JCRC Civic delegation enjoys a shabbat dinner before returning to the US. Thank you, Lindsey Mintz, Michele Nassberg Boukai, Beth Baars Klapper, Steve Klapper, Megan and Greg Maurer.