Programs & Events 2018-11-12T10:04:47+00:00

JCRC Programs & Events

Israel Engagement Fellowship
Accepting Applications until Sept. 11 ~ Certificate + $250 Upon Completion ~ Great addition to College applications!

The JCRC is thrilled to launch this prestigious new program designed for Jewish 10th 11th 12th graders eager for thoughtful conversations and intensive learning around Israel and antisemitism. Over the course of 8 sessions, Fellows will explore Israel through the lenses of history, culture, religion, politics, and media. Click the Israel Engagement tab on the JCRC’s website to learn more, or contact JCRC Israel & Antisemitism Education Coordinator, Marla Topiol (mtopiol@indyjcrc.org).

Student to Student
Accepting Applications now ~ First training session Sept. 16!

This program reduces stereotypes by putting a “human face” to Judaism – the best antidote to bigotry and intolerance. The JCRC trains Jewish teens to give presentations (in groups of three to their high school peers) and discuss a range of topics, including Jewish holidays and life cycle events; Jewish dietary practices; the Hebrew language; Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Israel. JCRC is now accepting applications from Jewish teens for the 2018-2019 academic school year. For more information about Student to Student, please email JCRC Israel & Antisemitism Education Coordinator, Marla Topiol (mtopiol@indyjcrc.org).

Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent & Analyst for the Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00pm

JCRC is thrilled to be hosting Gil Hoffman in Indianapolis in November. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, he has interviewed every major figure across the political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents, and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera, and other news outlets. Called “The most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, Hoffman provides a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena. He was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism, and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF Spokesman’s Unit, he has lectured in every major English-speaking country in the world, more than half the Canadian provinces, and recently made history in Hawaii by becoming the first speaker to have lectured about Israel in all 50 US states. He lives with his family in Jerusalem.