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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is shocked and saddened by the horrific tragedies that have taken place in recent days in cities across the United States. We see a troubling erosion of trust between the American people and law enforcement -- a trust that seems to be under attack [...]
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."