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The Current State of Global Jewish Advocacy

JCRC & JFGI are pleased to invite Jewish communities from throughout the State of Indiana to this special global Jewish update Considered by many to be the State Department of the Jewish people, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has 37 offices in Jewish communities around the world.  Join us in learning how AJC has managed to continue its critical work during the global pandemic from AJC CEO David Harris, AJC’s CEO for 30 years.

The Current State of Global Jewish Advocacy2020-09-15T23:21:25-04:00

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the “NO-HATE Act”

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the "NO-HATE Act" We continue to see a rise in the number of hate crimes across the United States.  Please join the Indianapolis JCRC and our national partners at the American Jewish Committee and National Urban League in supporting the passage of the "NO-HATE Act" as part of their Black/Jewish Unity Week. According to FBI Hate Crime statistics, Jews are the most targeted by religiously motivated hate crimes, while Black Americans

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the “NO-HATE Act”2020-09-09T11:11:59-04:00

Resource list from Community Briefing: Combating Antisemitism while Pursuing Racial Justice

Resource list from Community Briefing: Combating Antisemitism while Pursuing Racial Justice On Monday, August 17, the Indianapolis JCRC held a joint Community Briefing with the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis in which shared the JCRC's approach to combatting antisemitism while also pursuing racial justice & equity. Last night’s conversation was an important first step in addressing how the Jewish community will constructively engage in this critical work.  Internal community conversations like this help

Resource list from Community Briefing: Combating Antisemitism while Pursuing Racial Justice2020-09-24T18:00:41-04:00

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

Staying Safe When Hosting Zoom Meetings

Staying Safe When Hosting Zoom Meetings April 2, 2020   Last week the JCRC posted about the increase of hate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last week the ADL has released information on a new trend being taken by extremists that has been named "Zoombombing".  Zoombombing is a targeted disruption of virtual meetings, often using graphic images, to threaten and intimidate a group of people.  Below you will find measures you can take

Staying Safe When Hosting Zoom Meetings2020-09-24T18:00:55-04:00

COVID-19: Fear, Hate, and Antisemitism 

COVID-19: Fear, Hate, and Antisemitism  March 24, 2020   During this challenging time of the Coronavirus, the JCRC continues our work of tracking incidents of antisemitism, bias, and hate. We know from history – as well as today – that widespread fear leads to an increase in hateful rhetoric as well as bias-related incidents and crimes.  On February 21, the Indy JCRC was proud to sign a letter to the Chinese American community, expressing the Jewish community’s support and partnership in fighting hate against their community. Over the past 6 weeks, we have observed a

COVID-19: Fear, Hate, and Antisemitism 2020-09-24T18:00:56-04:00

JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Violence in New York Area

JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Violence in New York Area  Monday, December 30, 2019   The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is outraged by the recent wave of violent attacks predominantly against the Orthodox Jewish community in and around the boroughs of New York City and various suburbs in New York and New Jersey.  This string of horrific antisemitic attacks includes the targeted shooting at a kosher bodega in Jersey City, NJ killing

JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Violence in New York Area2020-09-24T18:00:58-04:00

Want to fight antisemitism? Uplift diversity!

Want to fight antisemitism? Uplift diversity!   Jews are diverse in thought, practice, orientation, origin, and appearance. The diversity that exists within society-at-large is mirrored within the Jewish community.  It may seem obvious to point this out, but for many people, both inside and outside the Jewish community this fact is not often considered.  There are Jews who are Black, LGTBQ+, Latino, and the list goes on. The Jewish community marching in

Want to fight antisemitism? Uplift diversity!2020-09-24T18:00:59-04:00

JCRC Statement on Antisemitism in Public Discourse

JCRC Statement on Antisemitism in Public Discourse   Friday, August 23, 2019   The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, which is tasked with advocating on behalf of the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community, continues to be alarmed over increases in antisemitism and violent extremism.  Each day we hear more appalling rhetoric and watch it spread through social media; each week we learn of another extremist with designs to target Jewish communities.   Most recently, antisemitic tropes have emanated

JCRC Statement on Antisemitism in Public Discourse2020-09-24T18:01:02-04:00
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