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25 04, 2017

JCRC Statement on Passage of HEA1024 – Prayer in School

2017-04-25T13:58:49+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Blog, Domestic, In The News, Statements|Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Passage of HEA1024 – Prayer in School

Today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced his intent to sign House Enrolled Act 1024, titled Prayer in School, into law. During the 2017 legislative session JCRC continued its long history of advocating for a clear separation of Church and State by actively opposing this legislation and testifying in opposition in front of both the House and [...]

3 02, 2017

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

2017-02-13T12:04:19+00:00 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 [...]

23 12, 2016

Recap: Today’s UN Security Council Vote

2016-12-27T08:57:18+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

29 07, 2015

JCRC Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

2016-11-15T09:43:19+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Blog, In The News, Israel, Statements|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 02, 2015

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on the Rise of Global Anti-Semitism

2016-11-15T09:44:02+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Blog, In The News, Statements|1,942 Comments

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is outraged by the precipitous rise in violent anti-Semitic activity in Europe and elsewhere, and stands with Jews around the world, who continue to be targeted by anti-Jewish extremists.  It is clear that the world-wide Jewish community feels itself on edge, as the resurgence of anti-Semitism and violent acts [...]