16 12, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 12.16.2016

December 16th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 12.16.2016

As the JCRC winds down 2016, we want to thank everyone for supporting our efforts in the Statehouse, in the community, on campus, and beyond. We could not achieve all that we have over the last year without the generous allocation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the community’s support. If you would like to make a year-end donation to the JCRC, you can do so by clicking here. The JCRC staff will be taking a break (mostly) from posting and updating our blog while we make some technological upgrades and work on preparations for our 2017 activities. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2017!   Here are the stories we’ve been following this week: […]

4 12, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 12.2.2016

December 4th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 12.2.2016

The JCRC kicked off the new week with Lindsey attending JFGI’s active shooter training; every synagogue and Jewish organization should be working with David Sklar on the digital sandbox. David is gearing up for the legislative session and continues to lead coalition building efforts around passing hate crimes legislation. Lauren attended WinterFest at UIndy to help students learn about the Jewish holiday Hanukkah; many thanks to Rabbi Paula Winnig of the BJE for providing latkes, sufganiyot, dreidels, and gelt for the students to enjoy. Upcoming Program: Make sure to join JCRC this Tuesday, December 6, 2016 for our program “BDS and the New Antisemitism” with Dr. Asaf Romirowsky. The talk will be at 7:00 PM at the JCC’s Laikin Auditorium. […]

23 11, 2016

JCRC Week in Review 11.23.2016

November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week in Review 11.23.2016

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, JCRC staff are busy preparing for the 2017 session and planning our 2017 programming calendar. Lindsey met with IndyReads to begin exploring how JCRC might engage in literacy efforts. David attended organization day at the Indiana Statehouse this week and continues to work to build coalitions to help pass hate crimes legislation; Indiana is one of five states in the nation that does not have hate crimes legislation in place. Lauren is working on the Muslim Jewish Women’s Alliance; we’ll be launching the application on December 1 – stay tuned! […]

18 11, 2016

JCRC Week In Review 11.18.2016

November 18th, 2016|Blog, Week In Review, What We're Reading|Comments Off on JCRC Week In Review 11.18.2016

It’s been a busy week at the JCRC. The week started with Executive Director Lindsey Mintz addressing the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (read her full remarks here), staff continued to monitor reports of hate incidents occurring in Indiana (read the RTV6 interview here), Lauren was coordinating the visit of IsraAid on their Indiana tour (read more here), Lindsey spoke at the ADL’s #NEVERISNOW summit in New York City, David attended the Indiana Social Studies conference to speak with state-wide social studies teachers about how we can work with them to get fact based curriculum about Jews, Judaism and Israel into their classrooms, and Lindsey stood with a group of faith and civic leaders at the Indiana statehouse for a press conference denouncing the recent wave of hate crimes in Indiana (read her remarks here). […]

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