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4 04, 2018

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

2018-04-04T13:41:37+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Today, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, which is the Jewish community’s public policy, civil rights, interfaith, and intergroup relations arm, joins all Americans in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. As we reflect on Dr. King’s unparalleled leadership and clarion voice, [...]

14 03, 2018

Press Release: JCRC Makes Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

2018-03-14T10:50:37+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Press Release: JCRC Makes Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 14, 2018   MEDIA CONTACTS: Aaron Welcher, JCRC Communications Coordinator awelcher@indyjcrc.org; 317.376.0468 www.indyjcrc.org, 317.926.2935   INDIANAPOLIS, IN: The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council today forcefully condemned the virulently antisemitic speech delivered by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the Feb. 28 Savior’s Day event in Chicago, and expressed the Jewish [...]

14 03, 2018

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

2018-03-14T10:50:24+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is once again condemning Louis Farrakhan after he delivered another vehemently antisemitic speech, this time at the Nation of Islam Savior’s Day event in Chicago (February 28).  As always, his remarks were replete with vile messages of hate, perpetuating the myth of the “Satanic Jew” as well as several [...]

29 01, 2018

Indy JCRC Formal Letter to Carmel Board of Zonning Appeals in Support of the Islamic Life Center

2018-01-30T10:27:29+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Statements|Comments Off on Indy JCRC Formal Letter to Carmel Board of Zonning Appeals in Support of the Islamic Life Center

For Immediate Release 1/18/2018 Dear Members of the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals: The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs, community relations, and interfaith relations arm of the organized Jewish community in central Indiana.  We are writing to express our strong support in principle for the building of an Islamic Life Center [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 07, 2017

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting

2017-07-07T13:53:20+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Blog, Domestic, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was shocked and saddened by the June 29th police action shooting that resulted in the death of Aaron Bailey, an unarmed black man.  The circumstances of Mr. Bailey’s death leaves the entire Indianapolis community searching for answers and seeking justice.  The Jewish community [...]

8 06, 2017

JCRC Statement on anti-Muslim Billboard

2017-06-08T13:09:13+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blog, Statements|Comments Off on JCRC Statement on anti-Muslim Billboard

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) was sickened to learn about the anonymously posted billboard along I-465 targeting the Muslim community and its faith. This hateful demonstration during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan only serves to increase hate, fear and intolerance in our community. Displays such as these do more than just offend; they make Muslims [...]

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 [...]

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