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About JCRC

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.

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.

Government & Domestic Affairs

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.

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.

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.

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.

JCRC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7:00 PM

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

3085 W 116th St, Carmel, Indiana 46032

Join the JCRC for our annual meeting at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla as we celebrate JCRC’s 75th Anniversary, welcome Steve Klapper as our new JCRC President, present Pierre Atlas with the coveted David M. Cook award, and reflect on 50 years since 1967. 

Media & Statements

Media: Indy’s JCRC says hateful & anti-Semitic acts are on the rise

Lauren Morgan, the group's Program Director, said there's been a definite "uptick" in reports of anti-Semitic and other hate speech in Indiana. "We don't want [...]

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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 2:11pm
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Jerusalem Municipality | עיריית ירושלים
חוגגים 50 לאיחוד ירושלים: צפו בירושלים כפי שלא ראיתם אותה מעולם! Fifty years since the city was reunited: see Jerusalem like you've never seen it before! (Created by: Kaveret כוורת)
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:26am
May 22, 1967: Egypt sends 80,000 troops to Israel’s border & expels UN observers. Cairo Radio broadcasts: “There no longer exists an international emergency force to protect Israel….The sole method we shall apply against Israel is a total war which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence.”

Follow the story as it unfolds: http://www.sixdaywarproject.org
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Countdown to the Six Day War Project
May 22, 1967: Egypt sends 80,000 troops to Israel’s border & expels UN observers. Cairo Radio broadcasts: “There no longer exists an international emergency force to protect Israel….The sole method we shall apply against Israel is a total war which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence.” Follow the story as it unfolds: http://www.sixdaywarproject.org
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 1:59pm
As we commemorate 50 years since 1967, the JCRC asked members of the Indianapolis Jewish community to share what Jerusalem means to them. Check it out!
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:51am
JCRC had a busy week! We were honored to host the City of Indianapolis' Deputy Mayor Angela Smith-Jones who spoke to our JCRC board about her recent women's leadership trip to Israel, welcomed our new Kroot intern Leah Zuckerman (http://indyjcrc.org/jcrc-welcomes-kroot-intern-leah-zuckerman/) and have a new edition of Israel in Depth out from our Israel and International Affairs committee (http://indyjcrc.org/israel-depth-5-19-2017/). Shabbat shalom!
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, May 19th, 2017 at 12:35pm
Thank you .@GovHolcomb for your leadership, and joining your colleagues in support of this profound statement against the BDS movement. https://t.co/XBzFWooTOp
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:32am
Share this good news:
Governors of ALL 50 states, Republicans and Democrats alike, are united in publicly opposing the BDS Movement. This is a good opportunity to thank Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb for his support for Israel.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 9:35am
Thank you @GovHolcomb for your leadership, and joining your colleagues in support of this profound statement against the BDS movement. https://t.co/XBzFWooTOp
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 8:44am
Unity Project event w/ "Underground Airlines" author Ben Winters is packed! Proud to partner w/ @JCCIndianapolis @starfish_in @indplsul https://t.co/dZcGGRGg6C
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Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 11:19pm
Honored to be with @GovHolcomb as he awards Hoosier hero and Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor with a Sachem Award, Indiana's highest honor. https://t.co/8l9egXih6I
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 1:53am
Palestinian Christian Antwan Saca now speaking @ UIndy. Thanks to @UIndyPrez for hosting Roots! https://t.co/t0FITdkHcx
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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 9:45pm
JCRC Director of Gov't Affairs David Sklar joined Indiana Lawmakers on @wfyi this morning to discuss House Bill 1024 - School Prayer. https://t.co/xV8eLaxiiy
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Upcoming Event

JCRC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

Host: Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

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