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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.

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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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 CouncilSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 5:39am
Thank you to Abdul for his column this morning, and support for the passage of an Indiana hate crimes statute!

http://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2017/08/17/abdul-how-hate-crimes-law-could-work-indiana/576807001/
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:01am
We're proud to be a continued partner in the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate working toward confronting hate here in Indiana.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 9:09am
Here are a few things YOU can do now:

Contact your Indiana State Legislators and urge them to pass a Hate Crimes Law in Indiana. (Click https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/ to find your legislators or call the Indiana State House switch board directly at: 800-382-9842 (Indiana House) 800-382-9467 (Indiana Senate)).

Join the statewide movement to help pass a Hate Crimes law:
https://www.facebook.com/INHateCrimesLaw/

Explore and share these ADL resources: https://www.adl.org/blog/lessons-to-teach-and-learn-from-unite-the-right
https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/empowering-young-people-in-the-aftermath-of-hate

Gather with diverse neighbors this Shabbat and use the “Together at the Table” resources as your guide: https://onetable.org/togetheratthetable/

Contact the JCRC if you witness or are the victim of an antisemitic incident, and then report the incident through the ADL’s web site
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 6:03am
Indy JCRC Statement re: Charlottesville and Condemning Nazism & White Supremacy
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 6:34am
“The Rally was one of the largest showings from a hate group in decades. We stand with people of good will from all walks of life who are speaking out against hate." - JCPA Director David Bernstein
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 6:31am
Now more important than ever

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Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:33am
Thank you @AttyAbdul for your support for the passage of Indiana hate crimes legislation https://t.co/mDTmHGjMwu
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:20am
Thank you @Brian_Bosma! We look forward to working with you during the upcoming legislative session. https://t.co/Q4qZrNYTqX
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:08am
We continue to be ready to work with all legislators interested in passing a hate crimes statute in Indiana. Happy to see support growing! https://t.co/IJREkjuJjB
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 5:48am
Live stream of opening plenary (starting now) at the American Jewish Committee's annual Global Forum conference in DC. https://t.co/ifndAo1aQC
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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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Israel Talks: Interview of Inbar & Farewell Party

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Arthur M. Glick JCC, Laikin Auditorium

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