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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Coexistence through the Arts

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Media & Statements

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was shocked and saddened by the June 29th police action shooting that resulted [...]

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JCRC Statement on Passage of HEA1024 – Prayer in School

Today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced his intent to sign House Enrolled Act 1024, titled Prayer in School, into law. During the 2017 legislative session JCRC [...]

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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, July 14th, 2018 at 3:12am
The arts are a powerful way to cultivate coexistence. If you want to learn more join us for an evening of exploration, dialogue, and to hear from local civic leaders.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, July 13th, 2018 at 6:05am
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 5:57am
Thank you to Congressman Jim Banks and Israeli Consul General Aviv Ezra for their excellent op-ed about the importance of the relationship between Israel and Indiana.

https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2018/07/07/op-ed-indiana-and-israel-partnership-serves-model/760179002/
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 3:14am
Take a listen during lunch!
Aaron & Marla both went on air with Hamilton County Goes to the Movies podcast to discuss the 3rd Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival & Israeli society. They start their interview around the 26-minute mark.

#t=26:00" target="_blank">https://soundcloud.com/podcasts-by-larry-lannan/hamilton-county-goes-to-the-movies-772018#t=26:00

CC: Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis & JCC Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 5:44am
In less than two weeks the 3rd Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival will be taking place. It is a fun way to learn about Israeli culture!!!
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSunday, July 1st, 2018 at 1:26pm
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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 12:16am
Take a listen during lunch!
@AaronJCRC & Marla both went on air with Hamilton County Goes to the Movies podcast to discuss the 3rd Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival & Israeli society. Start listening around the 26-minute mark.

https://t.co/rnzx9AfrZv
Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 2:50am
The JCRC made some flyers for the #FamiliesBelongTogether Event tomorrow. Please feel free to download & print from our website. https://t.co/YEoYJvVRkH
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 2:18am
Thank you @SenToddYoung for your leadership in passing this important bipartisan piece of legislation through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. https://t.co/U01uo7CCty
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 12:29am
We are sharing Jewish Immigration stories today with @JFGIndy for #CelebrateHoosierImmigrants. Share your story and tag us on Facebook (@ IndyJCRC) and we will repost it. #JewishImmigrants
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 4:48am
Today, @theJCPA , released the full list of the 350 national & local Jewish organization that signed onto their letter calling for just and humane treatment of migrants. https://t.co/TgS9z9JTOt

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