It’s been a busy week at the JCRC. The week started with Executive Director Lindsey Mintz addressing the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (read her full remarks here), staff continued to monitor reports of hate incidents occurring in Indiana (read the RTV6 interview here), Lauren was coordinating the visit of IsraAid on their Indiana tour (read more here), Lindsey spoke at the ADL’s #NEVERISNOW summit in New York City, David attended the Indiana Social Studies conference to speak with state-wide social studies teachers about how we can work with them to get fact based curriculum about Jews, Judaism and Israel into their classrooms, and Lindsey stood with a group of faith and civic leaders at the Indiana statehouse for a press conference denouncing the recent wave of hate crimes in Indiana (read her remarks here). […]
This week, JCRC was privileged to host Yotam Polizer and Talya Feldman from the Israeli-based NGO IsraAID. IsraAID currently provides disaster relief in 19 countries around the globe. They are often the first on the ground after natural disasters occur - such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, the [...]
Lauren Morgan, the group's Program Director, said there's been a definite "uptick" in reports of anti-Semitic and other hate speech in Indiana. "We don't want this to be the new normal," Morgan said. "We don't want people to feel empowered to say these things." "We can never really get to the point where we say, [...]
JCRC Executive Director Lindsey Mintz addressed the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly discussing the Indianapolis Jewish community’s efforts to strengthen ties between the next generation of Jewish and African American leaders. Read her full remarks: […]
Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution Fails Passage by the UIndy Student Senate February 28, 2016 The Jewish Community Relations Council, the intergroup and community relations agency of the organized Jewish community in central Indiana, applauds the members of the University of Indianapolis Student Senate for choosing dialogue over divestment and failing to pass a resolution asking [...]
Statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran Nuclear Agreement Over the last two weeks, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council has reviewed the Iran nuclear agreement and carefully considered the breadth of analysis that has been published. We join President Obama and Members of Congress in recognizing that Iran must be [...]
The Jewish Community Relations Council has released the following statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."