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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

Updated: Indiana Jewish Community Opposes Executive Order to Bar Immigrants & Refugees

Indiana Jewish Community Statement Opposing the Presidential Executive Order to Bar Immigrants and Refugees Updated Monday, February 13, 2017 We, the undersigned Jewish organizations throughout [...]

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Indianapolis JCRC Condemns Smear Campaigns Targeting Area Faculty and Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council has recently been made aware of harassing tweets targeting faculty members and students at IUPUI. [...]

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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 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.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilFriday, April 27th, 2018 at 2:01am
Follow our twitter feed today (@JCRCIndy) to see what our Programming and Communications Coordinator, Aaron, is learning about poverty in #Indianapolis while at the Faith and Action Conference today.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilSaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 9:44am
We are pleased to share the announcement that Governor Eric Holcomb will be traveling next month with members of his administration to Israel for a trade mission. While there Governor Holcomb will speak at the annual AgriTech Conference and work to strengthen business relationships between Israel and Indiana.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilThursday, April 19th, 2018 at 3:27am
An interesting mystery, as old as the State of Israel, solved.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilWednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 2:28am
New Israel-In Depth out today!
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 8:30am
Join the Indy JCRC and attend Israel Policy Forum's Israel's Security @70 daylong conference in Chicago on April 29th. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from leading experts on Israeli Security, Israel's role in the Middle East, and how this all plays into the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. IPF has given the Indianapolis community a promo code for discounted tickets. Please email Aaron Welcher if you have questions about the event at awelcher@indyjcrc.org.
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Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations CouncilTuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 7:03am
The May primary elections are a month away (May 8th). Registration to vote ends today. Register, see candidates, and your voting location here: https://indianavoters.in.gov/

Twitter Feed

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 11:15pm
@elizabhinton on what faith communities can do to fight poverty: “it is going to take all of us together and finding common ground to end these issues“
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 10:56pm
Keynote speaker Elizabeth Hinton is currently talking about education and the prison system.
#faithactionindy https://t.co/VHlYzCQGhj

Upcoming Event

Holocaust Remembrance Program

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:30- 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