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

Latest Blog Posts

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...

INDIANAPOLIS JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL STATEMENT CONDEMNING VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL

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...

2021 Indiana General Assembly Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2021 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly began on January 4, 2021.  State legislators introduced over 1,000 bills, 220 of which completed the legislative process and went to the Governor for his signature.  The following is a list of JCRC’s top...

Statements

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...

INDIANAPOLIS JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL STATEMENT CONDEMNING VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL

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...

Indiana Jewish Communities Support Asian American Pacific Islander Hooisers

After the continued increase in anti-Asian hate in America and the deadly attacks on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, which predominately targeted Asian American Pacific Islander women, JCRC distributed a letter of support for AAPI communities and secured...

Jewish Community Letter of Support to the Sikh Community

Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis 10050 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46239 April 16, 2021 Dear Members of the Greater Indianapolis Sikh community, On behalf of the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community, I write...

American Jewish Organizations Condemn Military Rule in Burma, Call for U.S. action

American Jewish Organizations Condemn Military Rule in Burma, Call for U.S. action FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN) condemns the military’s coup in Burma (Myanmar), its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests, and the...