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."
Yesterday, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council sent a letter to the Muslim Alliance of Indiana expressing solidarity with the Muslim community following the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Full text of the letter can be found below: […]
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 [...]
The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is disappointed that the IUPUI Political Science department is hosting discredited historian Ilan Pappe to speak at IUPUI this evening. The JCRC unequivocally supports free speech and the free exchange of ideas, even when we disagree with the ideas being exchanged. We appreciate that college campuses are a place [...]
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council Statement Regarding Operation Protective Edge July 17, 2014 Since July 7, Hamas has launched over 1,350 rockets into Israel. These attacks purposefully target major civilian centers, including Tel Aviv, Haifa, Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem. In response, Israel countered with airstrikes designed to end the rocket fire, restore security to Israeli civilians and [...]
The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) was heartbroken to learn of the murder of sixteen year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and affirms the unequivocal condemnation of this act by international leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ambassador Ron Dermer and Secretary of State John Kerry. Jewish tradition teaches us that all human beings are created b’tzelem Elohim – [...]
Today the Jewish Community of Greater Indianapolis comes together with the worldwide Jewish community to join with the State of Israel in grief and horror following the announcement of the murders of Eyal Yifrach z”l, Naftali Fraenkel z”l and Gilad Shaar z”l. Our entire community's thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of [...]