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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

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 CouncilSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 3:01am
It was great to meet today with Gurinder Singh Khalsa of SikhsPAC to talk about how our communities can work together to pass a hate crimes statute in Indiana this session.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, September 15th, 2017 at 5:13am
We're pleased to be joining Indiana Latino Institute for their annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Amazing working being done by ILI and the entire Hispanic community.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 11:00am
We are SOOOOO excited to formally kick off our Black/Jewish Partnership Mission to Washington DC! We can't wait to travel with this amazing group of young professionals in two weeks!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilMonday, September 11th, 2017 at 12:53pm
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, September 7th, 2017 at 3:10pm
So proud of this hospital which is located in our Western Gallilee partnership region!

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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
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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