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About JCRC

The mission of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world. We also protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.

The Indianapolis JCRC was established in 1942 as the public affairs and community relations arm of the organized Jewish community. We work to build consensus on public affairs issues, and translate these positions into community action with the broader community, public officials, other faith, and ethnic communities. JCRC focuses on Israel advocacy and acts in coalition with other groups advocating civil rights and social & economic justice.

Government & Domestic Affairs

For over 30 years, the JCRC has been the consistent and respected voice in the halls of government that communicates the concerns of the Jewish community with integrity. JCRC is proud to serve as the liaison between our public policy leaders and members of Jewish communities throughout Indiana, as we create relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials on both sides of the aisle.

Our Government & Domestic Affairs committee serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and public policy leaders, particularly elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Through our deliberative process, we build consensus on public policy issues and then develop an advocacy strategy on legislation before the Indiana General Assembly.

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Israel & International Affairs

Our Israel and International Affairs committee works to educate and mobilize the local community in support of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, while advocating for a negotiated, two-state solution that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to live as neighbors in peace and security. Believing that education is the key to peace, we work to inform the community about Israel and counter assaults (wherever they occur) made on its legitimacy to exist as a Jewish and democratic state.

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Community Engagement & Intergroup Affairs

Coalition building is one of our strengths – it also might be our most important task. Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, and friends and neighbors in our communities. We fight for civil rights and justice for all people. We work with community partners to combat the issues that divide us – Antisemitism, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and political and religious extremism.

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Media & Statements

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Condemning Louis Farrakhan and Calling for Antisemitism to be Elevated to the Height of Our National Consciousness

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is once again condemning Louis Farrakhan after he delivered another vehemently antisemitic speech, this time at the Nation of [...]

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Indy JCRC Formal Letter to Carmel Board of Zonning Appeals in Support of the Islamic Life Center

For Immediate Release 1/18/2018 Dear Members of the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals: The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs, community relations, [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Statement in Response to Formal Recognition of Jerusalem

For Immediate Release December 7, 2017 The Jewish Community Relations Council is the Jewish community’s official consensus building, public affairs, and interfaith relations arm.  We appreciate [...]

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NOTE: Official JCRC statements that represent community consensus positions are clearly denoted with the JCRC's logo and signed by JCRC leadership.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 6:01am
We are saddened by the violent murder of Ari Fuld in Israel and send our deepest condolences to his family and community.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 2:47am
We are pleased to join Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Feeding America and many other #Indiana orgs in calling for proper funding of nutrition programs like SNAP and TEFAP in the #FarmBill. Call Congress today at 888-398-8702! #Hoosiers depend on #nutrition programs to put food on the table!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, September 14th, 2018 at 5:04am
The JCRC continues to send best wishes for a speedy recovery to House Ways and Means Chairman, and JCRC DC Mission alumnus, Rep. Tim Brown who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident this week.

https://www.indianahouserepublicans.com/news/press-releases/bosma-provides-update-on-condition-of-state-rep.-tim-brown/
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, September 8th, 2018 at 12:59am
Have you checked out the JCRC website recently? A lot of changes have been made. While you are there sign up for our Symposium on Antisemitism!

www.indyjcrc.org
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, September 6th, 2018 at 7:47am
Check out photos from our Leadership Luncheon with Indiana State leaders & Consulate General to the Midwest Aviv Ezra

More at https://goo.gl/xAEsXH
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, September 6th, 2018 at 7:11am
Sign up today! Opportunities for 27-32 year olds now available! bit.ly/AmazingIsrael_Indy

Amazing Israel Taglit-Birthright Israel
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, August 31st, 2018 at 4:32am
Learn about the world's oldest form of hate: ANTISEMITISM
More info: www.indyjcrc.org/symposium

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 3:02am
We are saddened by the violent murder of Ari Fuld in Israel and send our deepest condolences to his family and community. https://t.co/KSswRoraUa
Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 11:46pm
We are pleased to join @FeedINsHungry, @FeedingAmerica and many other #Indiana orgs in calling for proper funding of nutrition programs like SNAP and TEFAP in the #FarmBill. Call Congress today at 888-398-8702! #Hoosiers depend on #nutrition programs to put food on the table! https://t.co/zovPCF4MVm
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 8:25pm
Before you grab your Sunday brunch sign up for our Symposium on Antisemitism! https://t.co/UFv3a8ds62
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 8:18pm
Thank you Deborah Daniels for your thoughtful perspective on hate crime laws and their impact on making Indiana welcoming to all. https://t.co/aodugEFhtg
Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 2:02am
US Attorney Josh Minkler is about to announce the arrests in antisemitic vandalism at a Carmel synagogue. He will be joined by the FBI and Carmel Police Department. Live stream: https://t.co/KS42wBM6UQ
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 11:33pm
Carmel Antisemitic Incident Update:

We have recently been informed that today a press conference will be held at the US’s Attorney’s Office to announce arrests in the Congregation Shaarey Tefilla antisemitic attack. We hope the wheels of justice move swiftly. https://t.co/wloPUYkG9n