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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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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