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