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Carmel Antisemitic Incident 2018-08-07T22:05:59+00:00
Jewish Organization Statements

Indianapolis JCRC Statement
CANDLES Holocaust Museum
Indiana Board of Rabbis

 

Community & Interfaith Partner Letters of Support

Center for Interfaith Cooperation
Greater Indianapolis Muslim Community
ACLU Indiana
Hindu Temple of Central Indiana
Regional Business Groups Release Joint Statement Urging Action on Bias Crimes

 

Elected Officials & Candidates for Office

Vice President Mike Pence
US Senator Joe Donnelly
US Senator Todd Young
US Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks
US Congressman André Carson
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard
Indiana State Representative Carey Hamilton
Indiana State Senator Ruckelshaus
Indiana State Senator Eddie Melton
Indiana State Senator Rodric Bray
Indiana State Senator Mike Delph
Indiana State Senator Greg Taylor & Candidate for Indiana State Senate JD Ford
Candidate for US Senate Mike Braun
Candidate for US Congress Dee Thornton

 

Support Expressed via Social Media

American Jewish Congress
Chabad Center for Jewish Life – Lubavitch of Indiana
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis (Rev. Lauren Grubaugh)
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Indiana University Hillel Blog (Rabbi Ron Klotz)
Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis (KP Singh)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church of Carmel
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

 

Support Expressed via Email

Carmel Interfaith Alliance
Central Indiana Community Foundation
The International Center, Indianapolis
Niagra Foundation of Indiana (Turkish Muslim Community)
JCRC Boston
JCRC Chicago
JCRC Cincinnati
JCRC Louisville
JCRC Miami
JCRC Milwaukee
JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas
JCRC San Francisco
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA)
JFNA Washington Action Office
Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
Jewish Federation of San Antonio
Jewish Federation of Springfield, IL
Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg
Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Midwest
Consulate of Israel to the Midwest
Da’at Educational Expeditions

Press Releases

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, August 1, 2018,1pm
Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, July 29, 2018, 9pm
Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, July 29, 2018, 1pm

ADL
ADL Midwest Release Announcing $5,000 Reward, August 2, 2018
ADL Midwest Release Announcing $2,500 Reward, July 30, 2018

In the News
This list of articles will be regularly updated, with the most recent publications at the top.

EDITORIAL: Indiana legislative action on bias-crime bill long overdue,” Indianapolis Business Journal, August 3, 2018
Billboards erected in support of vandalized Indiana synagogue,” Cleveland Jewish News, August 2,2018
Anti-Semitic Grafitti Spurs Outrage, Solidarity,” Nuvo, July 31, 2018
Swastika on Indiana Synagogue,” Aish, July 31, 2018
U.S. VP Mike Pence Condemns Swastika Graffiti Sprayed on Indiana Synagogue,” Haaretz, July 31, 201
Jewish community gathers in solidarity after anti-Semitic graffiti at Carmel Synagogue,” IndyStar, July 30, 2018
Indiana Synagogue Vandalized With Nazi Symbols Receives Outpouring Of Support,” HuffPost, July 30, 2018
Someone spray-painted a Nazi flag at an Indiana synagogue. Gov says now is time for a hate-crime law,” DailyWorld (USA Today), July 30, 2018
Nazi symbols discovered outside synagogue in Indiana,” Washington Post, July 30, 2018
‘A declaration of war’: Here’s what the anti-Semitic symbols on the Carmel synagogue mean,”IndyStar, July 30, 2018
Nazi flag, anti-Semitic symbols spray-painted at Indiana synagogue,” Fox News, July 30, 2018
Vandals paint Nazi symbols on wall at Jewish temple in Indiana,” CNN, July 29, 2018
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Painted on Synagogue in Carmel,” WIBC, July 29, 2018
Vice President Pence, Indiana lawmakers condemn anti-Semitic vandalism at Carmel synagogue,”WishTV, July 29, 2018
Central Indiana Synagogue Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti,” WFYI, July 29, 2018
“Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Carmel synagogue,” The Indy Channel (ABC), July 29, 2018
“Swastika, Iron Crosses Graffitied at Indiana synagogue,” Times of Israel, July 29, 2018
Nazi Flags Iron Crosses Graffiti at Synagogue in Indiana,” JPost, July 29, 2018
Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at Carmel synagogue,” CBS, July 29, 2018
Indiana synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti,” The Hill, July 29, 2018
Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Carmel synagogue,” IndyStar, July 29, 2018
Suburban Indianapolis synagogue vandalized,” JTA, July 29, 2018
Mike Pence ‘sickened and appalled’ by anti-Semitic graffiti on Indiana synagogue,” Times of Israel, July 28, 2018

Speakers at Solidarity Gathering (in order of appearance)


Fox59 News: Full Solidarity Gathering

Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow, Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, 00:00
Mayor James Brainard, Mayor, Carmel Indiana, 10:34
Rabbi Shelley Goldman, Indiana Board of Rabbis (Chair), Congregation Beth-El Zedeck (Assistant Rabbi), Indianapolis, 14:59
Emily Schwartz, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), Indianapolis Chapter President, 17:41
Ashhar Madni, Carmel Interfaith Alliance (Board of Directors), Al Salam Foundation (Board of Trustees), 19:49
Tony Mason, Indianapolis Urban League, CEO, 22:59
Charlie Wiles, Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC), Executive Director, 25:52
Pastor Lori Bievenour, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Senior Pastor, Carmel, 27:40
Aliya Amin, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Executive Director, 30:57
Angie Martinez, IndyPride, President, 32:57
The Rev. Bruce Gray, Holy Family Episcopal Church, Rector, Fishers; CIC Board Member, 35:05
Dr. Anita Joshi, Hindu Temple of Central Indiana; CIC Board Member, 38:34
Chris Paulsen, Indiana Youth Group, Executive Director, 40:18
KP Singh, Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis; CIC Board Member, 48:50
Ruth Ellen Homer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; CIC Board Member, 48:50
Annette Gross, Indianapolis PFLAG, Vice President, 50:38
Maria Pimantel-Ganon, Advocate and Member of both the Hispanic/Latino and Catholic Communities; CIC Board Member, 52:08
Greg Maurer, Anti-Defamation League, Board Member, 56:49
Lindsey Mintz, Indy JCRC, Executive Director; CIC Board Member, 59:09
Corey Freedman, Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, Board President, 1:05:05

FAQ About Hate Crime Legislation Drafted By JCRC for CIAAH

Downloadable Version 

For Parents

PJ Library: How To Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism
ADL: Children’s Books on Antisemitism
ADL: Talking to Young Children About Bias and Prejudice 

Contact your Indiana Legislators:

The 2018 Indiana General Assembly is over. However, Indiana general elections are November 6. By contacting candidates and current legislators you can put pressure on them to support an inclusive bias crimes bill. You can find your current representatives here.

Script: [ Hi, my (first & last) I live at (full address, house number, street, city, state, & zip) and I am one of your constituents. I am concerned that Indiana is 1 of 5 states without a hate crime bill. Hate crime legislation is important in combating crimes that make specific groups feel unsafe. With the rise in antisemitic incidents and other hate-motivated attacks, I am concerned for my safety and the safety of my fellow Hoosiers. Indiana must get an inclusive hate crime bill passed that protects all Hoosiers. Thank you.]