Our Mission
Since 1942, the JCRC’s mission has been to safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world. JCRC works to protect and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.  JCRC combats antisemitism through relationship-building and education.

About Indy JCRC

JCRC Executive Director Lindsey Mintz
JCRC Executive Director Lindsey Mintz speaks out against Islamophobia after the ISNA headquarters was vandalized in 2016.

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 public affairs, interfaith, intergroup. and media relations arm of the organized Jewish community. JCRC works 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 every Jewish agency, synagogue, and organization are welcome and encouraged to sit together to find consensus on issues concerning the Jewish community. We then translate these positions into action with the broader community, public officials, civic leaders, educators, the media, and other faith & ethnic communities by building partnerships. As the interfaith 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 social & economic justice.

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

We advocate and educate. We cultivate relationships and build strong coalitions. We initiate change.