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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

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 Talks~Health Disparities in the African American Community

JCRC Talks Health Disparities in the African American Community Wednesday, May 6, 2020     Our first JCRC Talks program was held on May 6, 2020 and discussed “Health Disparities in the African American Community”.  We were pleased to be joined by State Representatives Robin Shackleford and Greg Porter, Tony Mason of the Indianapolis Urban League, and Marshawn Wolley of the O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and the African

JCRC Talks~Health Disparities in the African American Community2020-09-24T18:00:53-04:00

Passover 2020

Pesach (Passover) Pesach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nisan Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8, and ends Thursday evening, April 16. The first Passover seder is on the evening of April 8, and the second Passover seder takes place on the evening of April 9. Pesach celebrates the Biblical exodus from Egypt. The seven- or eight-day holiday (depending on whether one is celebrating in Israel or

Passover 20202020-09-24T18:00:54-04:00

Our Jewish Community Relations Work Will Not Skip a Beat

Our Jewish Community Relations Work Will Not Skip a Beat Miriam Dant, JCRC Board President April 3, 2020 Happy April and Shabbat Shalom!  April has always been my favorite month of the year; my birthday, as well as both of my sibling’s birthdays, is in April, leaves are turning green, gardening season begins, and I look forward to my family’s Maxwell House Coffee Haggadah Seder and the inevitable moment when someone slips in

Our Jewish Community Relations Work Will Not Skip a Beat2020-09-24T18:00:55-04:00

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

Joint Statement of Solidarity by Jewish Communal Organizations

Joint Statement of Solidarity by Jewish Communal Organizations Wednesday, April 1, 2020 We join today as representatives of Jewish American communal organizations to urge our political leaders and all our fellow Americans to treat this public health crisis as a moment for kindness and solidarity, and to make extra efforts to reach towards one another in support, not look to blame or scapegoat. Jews as a people have a long history of being

Joint Statement of Solidarity by Jewish Communal Organizations2020-09-24T18:00:55-04:00

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

Tell Your Senators to Support Nonprofits and Vulnerable Hoosiers in Current Aid Package Negotiations

JCRC Action Alert Tell Your Senators to Support Nonprofits and Vulnerable Hoosiers in Current Aid Package Negotiations March 23, 2020    Negotiations on a "phase 3" stimulus package are continuing in Congress today.  We need you to reach out to our U.S. Senators TODAY to urge them to support measures that will help safeguard Jewish community delivery of social and communal services at this very perilous time.  We expect key votes to take place within

Tell Your Senators to Support Nonprofits and Vulnerable Hoosiers in Current Aid Package Negotiations2020-09-24T18:00:56-04:00
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