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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 JCRC Core Values

JCRC Indianapolis Values

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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, January 19th, 2018 at 1:21pm
Who likes Bamba? #70factsin70days
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 11:00am
We are proud to support all religions in their right to have a place of worship and bring their community together. We hope our Muslim brothers and sisters can build the Islamic Life Center in Carmel.

*Note this is an official statement/letter from the JCRC
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 7:15am
Yesterday over 80 Jewish activist and leaders gathered in civil disobedience in the rotunda of the Capitol building, an illegal place to protest. They did so to raise awareness and to support the passing of a clean #DreamAct. The JCRC of Indianapolis supports all #Dreamers in America and the passing of a Dream Act. As a people who have been #immigrants and #refugees, we need to stand in solidarity with Dreamers. These individuals have known America to be their home and must be allowed to stay and gain a path to citizenship. #LetMyPeopleStay #DACA

If you would like to contact your U.S. Senators:
Senator Todd Young- 317-226-6700
Senator Joe Donnelly- 317-226-5555
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4:13am
It was brought to our attention this morning that Jewish leaders and Dreamers are refusing to leave the rotunda in the Capitol building until a clean #DreamAct is passed.

*Photos are from journalist at the Capitol
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 9:27am
Read our first edition of Israel In Depth for 2018! Courtesy of our Israel and International Affairs Committee and our new Israel & Antisemitism Education Coordinator Marla Topiol.

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 8:06am
We are proud to support all religions in their right to have a place of worship and bring their community together. We hope our Muslim brothers and sisters can build the Islamic Life Center in Carmel. https://t.co/NcvZelrTod
Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 4:25am
We support a clean #DreamAct and all #Dreamers in America. Check out the video we posted on our Facebook page from yesterdays protest for #DACA in the Capitol. https://t.co/Pnkt6rLxAT

Upcoming Event

Holocaust Remembrance Program

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:30 AM – 2:30 PM

IUPUI Campus Center Theater/ 420 University Blvd

Keynote by:

Julie Kohner, Voices of Generations- A unique and personal approach to the Holocaust

An autobiography- Hanna and Walter, A Love Story