21 03, 2017

Painful Hope: Visiting Roots in Israel and Palestine

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Lauren Morgan, Program Director, Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council Jan. 24, 2017 (Originally published in Spire, the magazine of Second Presbyterian Church)   Last January, I had the opportunity to go on my first visit to Israel as a part of a leadership mission with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). As a member [...]

3 02, 2017

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

February 3rd, 2017|Blog, Domestic, In The News, Statements|Comments Off on 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 the State of Indiana, oppose the Presidential Executive Order, which suspends the United States refugee program and bars immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.  We join the overwhelming chorus of [...]

26 01, 2017

Israel Talks

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Last night, we began our second season of "Israel Talks", a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis' Shlicha (emissary) Inbar Nadir and the JCRC. We began the season by putting the JCRC professional staff on the "hot seat"; questions ranged from the BDS movement, the Syrian refugee crisis, the UN resolution, and [...]

23 12, 2016

Recap: Today’s UN Security Council Vote

December 23rd, 2016|Blog, In The News, Israel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recap: Today’s UN Security Council Vote

The Indianapolis JCRC has been monitoring the ongoing developments at the United Nations Security Council over the past 48 hours. Despite Egypt withdrawing their call to introduce the resolution, the countries of Malaysia, Senegal, Venezuela, and New Zealand pushed the resolution forward. There were bipartisan calls from legislators and from Jewish organizations across the spectrum [...]

16 12, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 12.16.2016

December 16th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 12.16.2016

As the JCRC winds down 2016, we want to thank everyone for supporting our efforts in the Statehouse, in the community, on campus, and beyond. We could not achieve all that we have over the last year without the generous allocation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the community’s support. If you would like to make a year-end donation to the JCRC, you can do so by clicking here. The JCRC staff will be taking a break (mostly) from posting and updating our blog while we make some technological upgrades and work on preparations for our 2017 activities. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2017!   Here are the stories we’ve been following this week: […]

15 12, 2016

Indianapolis JCRC Condemns Smear Campaigns Targeting Area Faculty and Students

December 15th, 2016|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on 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. The JCRC condemns, and in no way supports, the actions of those making these personal attacks, which we believe cross the line of acceptable civil political discourse. The JCRC and [...]

13 12, 2016

Responding to Hate: Lauren Morgan Remarks at IUPUI

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 IUPUI Panel “Responding to Hate” On Thursday, December 8, 2016, JCRC Program Director Lauren Morgan was invited to speak on a panel at IUPUI in response to the wave of hate incidents that have taken place in Indiana. Other panelists included Rima Shahid, Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Marshawn Wolley, President of the Exchange Indianapolis Urban League, Amanda Bonilla, Assistant Director of Social Justice Education IUPUI, and Alice Jones, LGBT Advocate and Adjunct SPEA at IUPUI. The event was coordinated and facilitated by Khadija Khaja of the School of Social Work and Ian McIntosh of the Office of International Affairs. Read the full text of Lauren’s opening remarks: […]

9 12, 2016

Support Continues to Grow for Hate Crimes Legislation in 2017

December 9th, 2016|Blog, Domestic, In The News|Comments Off on Support Continues to Grow for Hate Crimes Legislation in 2017

The JCRC continues to spearhead efforts to pass a hate crimes statute in Indiana.  To date over thirty state wide organizations have signed on to the effort.  This coalition of organizations is continuing to speak to legislators every day about the importance of passing a bill in 2017.  Since the election in early November Indiana, along [...]

4 12, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 12.2.2016

December 4th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 12.2.2016

The JCRC kicked off the new week with Lindsey attending JFGI’s active shooter training; every synagogue and Jewish organization should be working with David Sklar on the digital sandbox. David is gearing up for the legislative session and continues to lead coalition building efforts around passing hate crimes legislation. Lauren attended WinterFest at UIndy to help students learn about the Jewish holiday Hanukkah; many thanks to Rabbi Paula Winnig of the BJE for providing latkes, sufganiyot, dreidels, and gelt for the students to enjoy. Upcoming Program: Make sure to join JCRC this Tuesday, December 6, 2016 for our program “BDS and the New Antisemitism” with Dr. Asaf Romirowsky. The talk will be at 7:00 PM at the JCC’s Laikin Auditorium. […]

23 11, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 11.23.2016

November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 11.23.2016

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, JCRC staff are busy preparing for the 2017 session and planning our 2017 programming calendar. Lindsey met with IndyReads to begin exploring how JCRC might engage in literacy efforts. David attended organization day at the Indiana Statehouse this week and continues to work to build coalitions to help pass hate crimes legislation; Indiana is one of five states in the nation that does not have hate crimes legislation in place. Lauren is working on the Muslim Jewish Women’s Alliance; we’ll be launching the application on December 1 – stay tuned! […]

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