14 02, 2018

Indy JCRC Update 2.14.2018

2018-02-14T12:18:06+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Blog, Update|Comments Off on Indy JCRC Update 2.14.2018

What We're Up To 2018 Legislative Session of the Indiana General Assembly:  Unfortunately, we are saddened to report that JCRC's efforts to pass bias crimes legislation at the Indiana General Assembly have been unsuccessful.  Opposition to draft language and inclusion of coverage for the LGBT community continues to be a sticking point.  We will be reevaluating [...]

31 01, 2018

Action Alert: Oppose the SAF Act and Support Dreamer Citizenship

2018-01-31T16:50:19+00:00 January 31st, 2018|action alert, Blog|Comments Off on Action Alert: Oppose the SAF Act and Support Dreamer Citizenship

The JCRC has established consensus positions on a range of public policy issues.  You will begin to see more Action Alerts from us, which will be designed to help you communicate directly with your elected officials.   Here is the Indy JCRC's position statement regarding Immigrants and Refugees: JCRC reaffirms our support for a fair [...]

26 01, 2018

Film Propaganda in Theresienstadt (Holocaust Remembrance Piece)

2018-01-26T16:58:17+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Film Propaganda in Theresienstadt (Holocaust Remembrance Piece)

The Nazi party notoriously used propaganda to gain support for the annihilation of the Jews in Europe. Nazi propaganda ranged from posters, to films, exacerbating the already present antisemitism within German society. The films from Theresienstadt serve as key examples. Theresienstadt served as the place of deception, crimes against humanity, and perhaps the only place [...]

12 12, 2017

Meet Me At My Intersectionality

2017-12-12T11:36:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Meet Me At My Intersectionality

Hi, my name is Aaron Welcher. I have recently started at the JCRC as the Programs & Communications Coordinator. I want to skip the typical life biography stuff (you can find that in the Meet our Staff section) to present to you a new way of getting to know me, by my intersectionality. Intersectionality is [...]

7 12, 2017

Indianapolis JCRC Statement in Response to Formal Recognition of Jerusalem

2018-01-30T10:31:46+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement in Response to Formal Recognition of Jerusalem

For Immediate Release December 7, 2017 The Jewish Community Relations Council is the Jewish community’s official consensus building, public affairs, and interfaith relations arm.  We appreciate President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, thereby honoring the U.S. Congress' commitment made in the 1995 Jerusalem Relocation Embassy [...]

7 12, 2017

Special Pearl Harbor Remembrance

2017-12-07T20:57:19+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Blog, Veterans|Comments Off on Special Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Today marks the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It was a moment that scarred our nation for many generations, both from the lives lost and the reaction the nation took after.  It is what fueled the American involvement in World War II, ultimately leading to the defeat of Nazi Germany. However, Pearl Harbor did not [...]

6 12, 2017

Jerusalem 101

2017-12-06T13:01:20+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Blog, Events, Israel|Comments Off on Jerusalem 101

The JCRC strives to be a resource not only as the voice of the Jewish community but also as an educator. With the pending announcement by President Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, I wanted to pull a couple resources together to help shed some light on the background of the decision. We at [...]

24 08, 2017

JCRC Reflections

2017-08-25T08:37:23+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on JCRC Reflections

With JCRC Executive Director Lindsey Mintz attending the AJC Global Forum in D.C. in 2017 One evening in 2012 a woman stopped me following Shabbat services at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and introduced herself. At the time, I was the campaign manager for a very competitive statehouse race and upon learning this, the woman [...]

18 08, 2017

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

2017-08-18T11:18:33+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on 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 acts of violence and terrorism that claimed one life, led to the death of two police officers, and injured twenty others.  We extend our condolences to the families of Heather [...]

17 08, 2017

Israel In Depth 8.18.2017

2017-08-17T13:17:55+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Blog, Israel In Depth|Comments Off on Israel In Depth 8.18.2017

Israel In Depth The Israel In Depth report is a regular feature on the JCRC’s blog from our Israel and International Affairs Committee. August 18, 2017   Israel at Home: Jerusalem prepares to host Israel’s largest beer festival from August 23 to 24 at Independence Park.  Read more here. Event website here. Ethiopian-founded Tech Center helping young Ethiopian Israelis [...]

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