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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.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 7:35am
This is the year to pass hate crimes legislation. Public opinion is on our side with the Ball State Hoosier Survey, released earlier this week, showing that there is overwhelming support throughout Indiana. 65% of Hoosiers support passing a hate crimes law! It's not too early to start calling your legislators and letting them know that you want them to support a hate crimes law in Indiana! You can find contact information for your legislator at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 3:29am
While it is great to see the reemergence of JCRCs across the country we are thankful to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and all our community partners for continually prioritizing community relations, and maintaining a strong JCRC in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 1:44am
We’re at a presentation of the Ball State University Hoosier Survey where we’ve seen the first public polling data on the passage of a hate crimes law in Indiana.

65% of Hoosiers support the passage of a hate crimes statute!!

Our momentum continues to build.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, October 21st, 2017 at 6:50am
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilMonday, October 16th, 2017 at 5:51am

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Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 2:41am
Festival of Faiths happening now! Inside the Indiana war memorial. Taste challah & apple cake. Blow a shofar! Learn about Jewish migration! https://t.co/egcNFvC5oi
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 8:34pm
Ready for Day #2 Black/Jewish Partnership DC Mission: Capitol Hill + mtgs w nat'l leaders from respective communities. #BlackJewishPartners
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 2:04am
Proud 2 rep Jewish Hoosiers on @USGLC advisory cmte. Impressive remarks by @SenToddYoung acknowledging key of US global leadership #usglcIN https://t.co/O7mnfbq1A6

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