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JCRC Comments on Concerning Flyers Found On Jewish Communal Institutions

JCRC Comments on Concerning Flyers Found On Jewish Communal Institutions Friday, September 13, 2019 Early this morning, the Jewish community discovered concerning flyers, which were antisemitic in nature, posted on several buildings in our Jewish community. All campus facilities are operating as normal. IMPD was notified immediately and they are opening an investigation. The Jewish community is in regular communication with law enforcement. If you see any suspicious activity, IMPD has requested you call 911 to report it.

JCRC Comments on Concerning Flyers Found On Jewish Communal Institutions2019-09-13T13:59:45-04:00

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

JCRC Statement Regarding Antisemitism in Public Discourse

JCRC Statement Regarding 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 from

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

JCRC Comments on the Swastika Found at the University of Indianapolis

JCRC Comments on the Swastika Found at the University of Indianapolis Tuesday, August 6, 2019 The Jewish Community Relations Council has been in close communication with senior administrators at the University of Indianapolis regarding the swastikas found in a dorm room on campus shared by two Jewish-Israeli students. David Sklar, Assistant Director, said the following "We appreciate UIndy’s administration taking quick action to ensure the student’s safety and issuing a statement condemning antisemitic

JCRC Comments on the Swastika Found at the University of Indianapolis2019-08-06T17:03:14-04:00

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Applauding Congressman Carson and Congresswoman Brooks for Supporting H.R. 489

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Applauding Congressman Carson and Congresswoman Brooks for Supporting H.R. 489 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council applauds Congressman Andre Carson (D, IN-7) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R, IN-5) for voting yesterday to support House Resolution 489 (Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress).  Their vote, along with statements on social media and in interviews, well represent the JCRC’s belief in respectful discourse, honoring

Indianapolis JCRC Statement Applauding Congressman Carson and Congresswoman Brooks for Supporting H.R. 4892019-07-17T17:52:43-04:00

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust Survivor

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust Survivor Monday, July 8, 2019 The Greater Indianapolis Jewish community is deeply saddened by the passing of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who died on July 4, 2019 while on her annual trip leading dozens of people through Auschwitz and Poland. At the age of 10, Eva and her twin sister Miriam were torn from their family on the selection platform at Auschwitz. 

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust Survivor2020-09-24T18:01:02-04:00

JCRC Statement on the Deadly Antisemitic Shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Southern California

JCRC Statement on the Deadly Antisemitic Shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Southern California April 29, 2019 The Greater Indianapolis Jewish community remains shocked that last Saturday another deadly attack on Jews took place in an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad of Poway in Southern California.  The terrorist took the life of Lori Gilbert Kaye, whose life and memory will surely be for a blessing.  As he entered the

JCRC Statement on the Deadly Antisemitic Shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Southern California2020-09-24T18:01:03-04:00

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Senator Lugar 

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Senator Lugar  Sunday, April 28, 2019 The Jewish Community Relations Council is saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Richard Lugar.  Senator Lugar was a true public servant who devoted over sixty years of his life to the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana, always championing the least among us and working every day in a thoughtful, deliberate, bipartisan fashion to craft solutions to our most complex policy

JCRC Statement on the Passing of Senator Lugar 2019-04-30T11:04:14-04:00

JCRC Statement on the Passage and Signing of Senate Enrolled Act 198

JCRC Statement on the Passage and Signing of Senate Enrolled Act 198 Today, the Indiana General Assembly’s version of a bias crimes bill, Senate Enrolled Act 198, was signed into law.  The Jewish Community Relations Council is disappointed in the outcome of the legislative process and opposes the statute in its current form. SEA 198 does not fully and conclusively identify all of the characteristics we know to be the motivating factors of

JCRC Statement on the Passage and Signing of Senate Enrolled Act 1982019-04-04T12:04:57-04:00

JCRC Statement on Antisemitism in Public Discourse

On December 23, 2018 the Indianapolis Star published our letter to the editor regarding the alarming rise of antisemitic acts and expressions in central Indiana, elsewhere in the United States, and in Europe.    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly (407-23) passed House Resolution 183 that thoroughly describes and explicitly condemns antisemitism as anathema  to American democracy, and also repudiates other expressions of bigotry and hate, including Islamophobia, racism, and white supremacy.  What happened in between our December letter and the

JCRC Statement on Antisemitism in Public Discourse2020-09-24T18:01:03-04:00
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