Painful Hope: A Palestinian Activist and an Israeli Settler Rabbi Talk Peace

with Hanan Schlesinger and Antwan Saca

3 Opportunities to Hear Their Message of Peace & Hope:

1. Monday, April 3, 2017, 12:00 PM

University of Indianapolis

Schwitzer Student Center, UIndy Hall A,
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
RSVP here

2. Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:00 PM

Second Presbyterian Church

7700 N Meridian St, Indianapolis
RSVP here

3. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:30 PM


Campus Center Theater
420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
ALL events are free and open to the public. ALL are welcome to attend.

Roots/Shorashim/Judur is a local Palestinian-Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence, and transformation

Learn More:

For more information, please visit:


Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Congregation Beth El-Zedeck

Congregation Beth Shalom

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council


Jamie & Jason Rich

JCC Indianapolis

Rachel Nolan Johnson

Second Presbyterian Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Talk to Tucker: Gadi Boukai Realtor/Broker

University of Indianapolis

For more information or to sponsor this program, please contact JCRC Program Director Lauren Morgan at

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This event is free and open to the public thanks to our generous sponsors. All are welcome!

Israel Talks: NASA and the Israeli Space Agency

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:00 PM

The Jewish Federation’s Israeli Emissary (shlicha), and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) bring you timely discussions related to Israel, presented by professionals in the field. In this session, shlicha Inbar Nadir will interview Jewish physicist Dr. Alex Burg, Ph.D. about NASA and the Israeli Space Agency (ISA).

Jewish Perspectives on Israel

a series of conversations with Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

What is Left of the Israeli Left?

Sunday • March 5, 2017 • 11:30 am with Dr. Yaron Ayalon

The US-Israel Relationship

Sunday • March 19, 2017 • 11:30 am with Dr. Pierre Atlas

Progressive and Pro-Israel

Sunday • April 23, 2017 • 9:30 am with Rabbi Brett Krichiver

All three events take place at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation 6501 Meridian St.

Indiana Jewish Community Lobby Day

at the Indiana General Assembly

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:45am – 2:00pm

Are You Curious About:

  • What policy issues are unfolding at the General Assembly?
  • What it’s like to directly engage in the legislative process?
  • Why the Jewish community advocates on a range of social justice issues?

We Will Discuss Issues Like:

  • The Bias Crimes Bill
  • Funding Quality Pre-school and Public Education
  • Delivering Social Services to Those in Need

To register for this lobby day, please click here.

Muslim Jewish Women’s Alliance

a joint project of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana


Project Overview

The Muslim Jewish Women’s Alliance seeks to build relationships between local Jewish and Muslim women based upon mutual trust and respect. The program will consist of a series of eight  90-minute sessions, the first of which will begin on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 PM. Sessions will typically be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, although some sessions may fluctuate based upon the nature of the session and its location.

Project Objectives

  • Build meaningful relationships between local Jewish and Muslim women
  • Facilitate discussions and activities on a broad-range of topics pertinent to both communities
  • Plant seeds to combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the local community
  • Transform the broader community by serving as a model for mutual respect and coexistence

Project Chairs

  • Debbie Herold, Jewish community
  • Rafia Khader, Muslim community

To apply for this program, please click here.

BDS and the New Antisemitism:

What’s Happening in Academia and on American College Campuses



WHEN: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 7:00pm

WHERE: JCC Laikin Auditorium | 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (Google Map)

WHO: Free & Open to the Public

WHAT: Dr. Asaf Romirowski is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London, UK and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israel conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israel and Zionist history.

Romirowsky is co-author of “Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief” and a contributor to the “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel”.