About JCRC

Established by the Indiana Jewish community while the Holocaust was unfolding in Europe. The core of JCRC’s mission is to safeguard Jews here in the U.S., in Israel, and around the world, by combatting antisemitism through relationship-building and education. Since 1942, the JCRC has been the organized Jewish community’s public affairs arm, working to protect and promote an American society that is just, democratic, and pluralistic.

JCRC convenes the Jewish community’s “Common Table,” around which representatives from Jewish synagogues, agencies, and organizations come together to build consensus on issues important to the Jewish community. We then translate these positions into action through engagement and advocacy.

As the multi-faith and intergroup relations arm of the Jewish community, we look to build bridges wherever possible, acting in coalition with groups that fight discrimination and advocate for human & civil rights and work towards social & economic justice.

JCRC is the Indianapolis Jewish community’s official media relations arm, serving as the primary resource for print, broadcast, and online outlets on topics relating to the local Jewish community, Judaism, and Israel.

Indianapolis JCRC Core Values

Israel & the Palestinian Territories

Resources on Israel & the Palestinian Territories

Israel, like all sovereign nations, has the right and responsibility to defend its people against terrorism and any other security threats. The events of the past week prove not only the security challenges that Israel faces, but also the need to work towards an outcome that will ensure an end to the violence, an enduring peace for the region, Israel’s security, and Palestinian self-determination. Below you will find links to news sites, experts, resources that will keep you informed. 

Latest Blog Posts

Shabbat with Pride 2021

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Indianapolis JCRC Expresses Disappointment at Congressman Carson’s Divisive Rhetoric

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is extremely disappointed in Indiana Representative Andre Carson’s statements and actions regarding the recent Hamas rocket attacks on Israel and the circumstances leading up to the attacks. On May 11, while hundreds...


The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council stands in solidarity with Israel and unequivocally supports Israel’s right to defend itself.  Indeed, like all countries, Israel has the responsibility to protect its civilians and its borders against terrorism and...

Emergency Briefing: Escalation in Israel

The Indy JCRC and Jewish Federations across Indiana are hosting this briefing with Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 1 pm ET. Register to attend!

Resources for Understanding the Escalation in Israel & Palestinian Territories

News Escalating rocket fire between Gaza and Israel leaves 2 Israelis and at least 20 Palestinians dead Jewish Telegraphic Agency Gaza terror factions fire more than 200 rockets at Israel; six injured in Ashkelon Jewish News Syndicate Gaza terrorists fire hundreds of...