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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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Media & Statements

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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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 Core Values

JCRC Indianapolis Values

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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 Council
JCRC's Assistant Director joined a panel discussion with city and state-wide business leaders about the importance of passing a hate crimes law. The panel discussion is highlighted in this story by WTHR.

https://www.wthr.com/article/business-leaders-push-hate-crime-law-indiana
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
David Sklar, our Assistant Director, will be on No Limits today at 1pm. He will be discussing Bias crimes legislation. It is a great way to get informed before the upcoming legislative session.

Remember you can always call in - (866) 476-3881 ‒ as well as Tweet, Facebook, or e-mail your questions live during the show.

Listen 1:00 pm on 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, or online at www.wfyi.org/listen-now
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
On Instagram? Follow JCRC at indy_jcrc!
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Our thoughts are with those at the southern border of Israel as more than 200 rockets are being fired by Hamas into Israel. The JCRC will continue to monitor the situation and hope for it to de-escalate quickly.
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BREAKING: Over 120 rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel. Hamas is leading the area to war! Israel is crying out. The world must hear Israel’s pain - and break its silence. Go to IsraelIsUnderAttack.com and demand an end to Palestinian terror. This is an ongoing event.
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Yesterday was Veteran's Day. A day we stop to remember and celebrate the men and women who fight for our freedoms at home and abroad.

It is no consequence that Veteran's Day falls on November 11. This date was selected because November 11 is the official end to World War I. It has been 100 years since the end of World War I. The outcome of World War I changed the course of history. From then through today, the United States military has remained dedicated to always defending freedom, fighting for liberty, and protecting democracy and the core values of the free world.

To learn more about our veterans check out the Veteran History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council
Today marks the 80-year anniversary of #Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass. We remember the horror, those who died, and the lives destroyed.

We must not let this type of evil seep through our society ever again. That is why we say #NeverForget.

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It is an honor to be at the @IndianaMuslims Annual Banquet with friends to celebrate the impact MAI has on the Hoosier community. https://t.co/bxAP7CLmn0

Remember to get out and vote today!

Check your polling location here: https://t.co/HbrSYipUnd

Thank you, @IndyMayorJoe, for the wonderful meeting today with Indianapolis’s Jewish community & leaders. In a time that is particularly hard for us you have given us hope, strength, and ideas for the future. We look forward to our future work together! #StrongerTogether https://t.co/xlfttU2Duh

The JCRC join the @JFGIndy and IBOR on a joint statement strongly condemning the terrorism that happened yesterday. https://t.co/1dGg5syXRU

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The Indianapolis JCRC, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and the entire central Indiana Jewish community is shocked and appalled to learn of the fatal shooting unfolding in a Pittsburgh synagogue. What we know at this time: 8 people are confirmed dead, in

The JCRC with @IndianaMuslims & @candlesmuseum will be interviewed live today on WIBC (93.1 fm) at 10am about Hummus & Happiness. Tune in to learn more about our awesome event!