DONATE NOW
Home 2018-05-24T13:08:10+00:00

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.

2017 Impact

A year in review at what the Indy JCRC accomplished through friendships and hard work.

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Israel Talks: Interview of Inbar & Farewell Party

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:00 PM

Arthur M. Glick JCC, Laikin Auditorium

6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

The Jewish Federation’s Israeli Emissary and the Jewish Community Relations Council bring you Israel Talks, timely discussions related to Israel, presented by professionals in the field. In this session, the tables will be turned when JCRC Executive Director, Lindsey Mintz, will be interviewing Inbar Nadir, as she concludes her term as our community’s Israeli Emissary.

Learn More

Media & Statements

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, [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Statements|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Indy JCRC Formal Letter to Carmel Board of Zonning Appeals in Support of the Islamic Life Center

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 [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement in Response to Formal Recognition of Jerusalem

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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Statements|Comments Off on Indianapolis JCRC Statement re: Charlottesville and Condemnation of Nazism and White Supremacy

Indianapolis JCRC Core Values

JCRC Indianapolis Values

Facebook Feed

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council

NOTE: Official JCRC statements that represent community consensus positions are clearly denoted with the JCRC's logo and signed by JCRC leadership.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, June 1st, 2018 at 6:37am
More positive reviews of the Governor's recent trade mission to Israel from one of the Agri-Tech leaders who accompanied him.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/38316831/creating-indianas-own-brand-of-innovation
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, June 1st, 2018 at 4:02am
This excellent op-ed from Governor Eric Holcomb, highlighting his recent economic development trip to Israel, speaks to the great work we have yet to do to continually strengthen the already strong bonds between Indiana and Israel.

http://www.journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/20180531/kindred-states
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, May 26th, 2018 at 2:56am
Our thoughts go out this morning to the students and families of Noblesville West Middle School, as well as to all our friends and neighbors in the Town of Noblesville. School shootings have become a much too often occurrence and certainly no one wants to see this epidemic hit so close to home. The Jewish community, as always, stands ready to work with our community partners to tackle the scourge of gun violence impacting our youth in school and on our streets.

The JCRC will of course update our followers with anything you can do to show your support if and when that information becomes available.

https://www.wthr.com/article/two-victims-transported-to-hospital-after-noblesville-school-shooting
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:54am
Check out some photo's from our annual meeting!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 3:30am
Join us tomorrow for our annual meeting at the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis! Register with the link below.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 5:41am
In case you missed our newsletter on what is happening in #Israel & #Gaza
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, May 12th, 2018 at 3:00am
In case you missed it our Executive Director Lindsey Mintz was on RTV6 last night to talk about the rise in antisemitism.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Rise in Antisemitic Incidents
Over the last 18 months, there has been a sharp rise in antisemitic incidents across the country, with the most dramatic increase right here in the Midwest. ...
youtube.com

Twitter Feed

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 8:10am
JCRC staff & board members are excited to celebrate @JFGIndy 113th annual meeting tonight. JCRC couldn’t do the work we do without the support of the JFGI & its donors. https://t.co/ZUShqxU7wQ
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 2:25am
Happy Pride month to all LGBTQ+ Hoosiers 🏳️‍🌈
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 12:08am
JCRC statement on the school shooting earlier this morning at Nobville West Middle School: https://t.co/9j4uNOw6hZ
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 5:41am
Stefanie Rhodes the ED of @SlingshotFund is sitting down with #Indy Jewish professionals to discuss how to innovate the Jewish community #FutureIsBright https://t.co/gjaWQDTJWs
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 9:14am
Thank you Mayor @jimbrainard for being the keynote speaker at our 2018 annual meeting. It was an honor hosting someone who exemplifies the JCRC’s mission. https://t.co/UovpdV9eS6
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 12:30am
Join us tomorrow for our annual meeting at the Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis! Register with the link below. https://t.co/S9UIcrZmBU

Upcoming Event