15 12, 2016

Indianapolis JCRC Condemns Smear Campaigns Targeting Area Faculty and Students

2016-12-15T09:26:33+00:00 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

2016-12-13T10:32:20+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Blog, IUPUI|Comments Off on Responding to Hate: Lauren Morgan Remarks at IUPUI

 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 [...]

9 12, 2016

Support Continues to Grow for Hate Crimes Legislation in 2017

2016-12-09T16:04:17+00:00 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

2016-12-04T07:48:26+00:00 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 [...]

23 11, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 11.23.2016

2016-11-23T13:56:47+00:00 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 [...]

18 11, 2016

JCRC Week In Review 11.18.2016

2016-11-23T13:57:47+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week In Review 11.18.2016

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 [...]

18 11, 2016

IsraAid in Indiana

2016-11-18T12:07:11+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on IsraAid in Indiana

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 [...]

15 11, 2016

Media: Indy’s JCRC says hateful & anti-Semitic acts are on the rise

2016-11-28T10:14:45+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog, In The News, Statements|Comments Off on Media: Indy’s JCRC says hateful & anti-Semitic acts are on the rise

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, [...]

15 11, 2016

Walking in the footsteps of Heschel and King

2016-11-15T10:05:24+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Walking in the footsteps of Heschel and King

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: […]

29 02, 2016

JCRC Statement on UIndy Divestment Resolution

2016-11-15T09:43:06+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Blog, Israel, Statements|0 Comments

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 [...]

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