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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Home Page for the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project in October 2000. The legislation calls....
CLARKSVILLE — Amid a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with economic leaders in Southern Indiana on Thursday, Gov. Eric Holcomb revealed that hate crimes legislation will be on his legislative agenda come
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! #StrongerTogetherhttps://t.co/xlfttU2Duh
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