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2020 STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES FORUM

The JCRC & Carmel Interfaith Alliance invites you to join us to hear from central Indiana State Senate and House candidates! Candidates Attending House District 24: Donna Schaibley (Incumbent) & Naomi Bechtold House District 39: Jerry Torr (Incumbent) & Ashely Klein Senate District 30: John Ruckelshaus (Incumbent) & Fady Qaddora   Time Slots House Races 7:00 -  8:00pm Senate Race 8:00 - 8:45pm For any questions or for additional information please reach out to the

2020 STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES FORUM2020-09-18T14:47:53-04:00

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

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was shocked and saddened by the June 29th police action shooting that resulted in the death of Aaron Bailey, an unarmed black man.  The circumstances of Mr. Bailey’s death leaves the entire Indianapolis community searching for answers and seeking justice.  The Jewish community reaffirms our unshakable commitment to working alongside our friends in the African American community, and other communities of

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on June 29th IMPD Officer Involved Shooting2020-09-24T18:01:21-04:00

JCRC Statement on Passage of HEA1024 – Prayer in School

Today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced his intent to sign House Enrolled Act 1024, titled Prayer in School, into law. During the 2017 legislative session JCRC continued its long history of advocating for a clear separation of Church and State by actively opposing this legislation and testifying in opposition in front of both the House and Senate Education Committees. After several powerful testimonies by leaders and clergy from the Jewish community, and as a

JCRC Statement on Passage of HEA1024 – Prayer in School2020-09-24T18:01:24-04:00

Updated: Indiana Jewish Community Opposes Executive Order to Bar Immigrants & Refugees

Indiana Jewish Community Statement Opposing the Presidential Executive Order to Bar Immigrants and Refugees Updated Monday, February 13, 2017 We, the undersigned Jewish organizations throughout the State of Indiana, oppose the Presidential Executive Order, which suspends the United States refugee program and bars immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.  We join the overwhelming chorus of national Jewish organizations, along with all four major American Jewish denominations, who have issued similar statements voicing strenuous

Updated: Indiana Jewish Community Opposes Executive Order to Bar Immigrants & Refugees2020-09-24T18:01:24-04:00

Support Continues to Grow for Hate Crimes Legislation in 2017

The JCRC continues to spearhead efforts to pass a hate crimes statute in Indiana.  To date over thirty state wide organizations have signed on to the effort.  This coalition of organizations is continuing to speak to legislators every day about the importance of passing a bill in 2017.  Since the election in early November Indiana, along with numerous other states around the country, have seen a sharp increase in the number of hate crimes

Support Continues to Grow for Hate Crimes Legislation in 20172020-09-24T18:01:26-04:00
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