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JCRC Statement on the Shooting at Masjid E Noor 

JCRC Statement on the Shooting at Masjid E Noor  Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was deeply saddened to learn about the apparent targeted shooting of Masjid E Noor (mosque) that took place on Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar.  We stand in solidarity with members of the Masjid E Noor congregation and the entire greater Indianapolis Muslim community. While results of the investigation are

JCRC Statement on the Shooting at Masjid E Noor 2020-09-24T18:00:43-04:00

State of Indiana Resolution on Antisemitism

State of Indiana Senate Resolution Fifty-Nine   A SENATE RESOLUTION standing in solidarity with Indiana's Jewish community. Whereas,         Antisemitism entails prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory acts, or acts of violence toward people who are Jewish on the basis of the person's identity;   Whereas,         The United States has experienced expressions of hate and acts of violence motivated by antisemitism;   Whereas,         Various Jewish institutions in Indiana have received bomb threats, been vandalized

State of Indiana Resolution on Antisemitism2020-09-24T18:00:43-04:00

Stand Up! Speak Out! Family Info Night

Stand Up! Speak Out! (SU! SO!) Family Info Night         The Indianapolis JCRC is hosting three opportunities for families to learn more about our Stand Up! Speak Out! program initiative. Stand Up! Speak Out! is comprised of several programs that inspire students, parents, and teachers to use their voice to widen the bridges of understanding, build respect for diversity, and effectively combat antisemitism. At these "info night" sessions we will

Stand Up! Speak Out! Family Info Night2020-09-24T18:00:44-04:00

Israel Teen Talks 6.7.2020

Israel Teen Talks Sunday, June 7, 2020 Registration Loading… We will email you the Zoom link upon completion of the google form.

Israel Teen Talks 6.7.20202020-09-24T18:00:45-04:00

What does the Never Again Holocaust Education Act Mean?

What does the Never Again Holocaust Education Act Mean? Monday, May 18, 2020   The Indianapolis JCRC has released an official statement applauding the Indiana Congressional delegation on the passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act”.   While Indiana has had a Holocaust education curriculum mandate, which was supported by JCRC, since 2007 (with a strengthening of the mandate passing in 2019), many states do not. The  “Never Again Holocaust Education Act” will significantly enhance Holocaust education throughout the United States by providing schools with direct support

What does the Never Again Holocaust Education Act Mean?2020-09-24T18:00:46-04:00

JCRC Statement Applauding Congress on the Passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act”

JCRC Statement Applauding Congress on the Passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act” Monday, May 18, 2020 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council applauds the United States Congress for passing House Resolution 934 and Senate Resolution 2085, collectively known as the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act.”  This Act will significantly enhance Holocaust education throughout the United States by providing schools with direct support to develop programs, create teacher training opportunities, buy textbooks,

JCRC Statement Applauding Congress on the Passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act”2020-09-24T18:00:47-04:00

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR (BURMA) IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR (BURMA) IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 64 U.S. organizations say Myanmar’s government and military must protect vulnerable communities Today, 64 organizations sent a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to demand that Myanmar (Burma) make a priority of promoting human rights as COVID-19 spreads. Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR (BURMA) IN THE FACE OF COVID-192020-09-24T18:00:48-04:00

JCRC Upcoming May 2020 Programs

JCRC Upcoming May 2020 Programs Mark Your Calendars!!!   JCRC Talks: Voting Rights & Elections During a Public Health Crisis Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 1pm JCRC 2020 Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 7pm   Navigating Judaism: Confronting Antisemitism Today in Schools Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 2pm

JCRC Upcoming May 2020 Programs2020-09-24T18:00:52-04:00

JCRC Annual Meeting 2020

JCRC 2020 Annual Meeting Register Here Zoom Information To join via Zoom please click this URL to join: https://zoom.us/j/868171925 or  join by phone:   +1-312-626-6799  Webinar ID: 868 171 925

JCRC Annual Meeting 20202020-09-24T18:00:52-04:00

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on IMPD Officer-Involved Shooting 5.8.2020

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on IMPD Officer-Involved Shooting Friday, May 8, 2020 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council shares in the sadness and pain expressed by many in our community regarding the  May 6, 2020  officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Dreasjon “Sean” Reed. Our Jewish sages teach that the loss of one life is as if a whole world is destroyed; for this young man’s family, this is certainly true. We express our hope and desire that the Indianapolis Marion County Police Department and the Marion County Prosecutor's office will pursue a complete

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on IMPD Officer-Involved Shooting 5.8.20202020-09-24T18:00:52-04:00
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