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Urge Elected Officials to Support IHRA and Pass HB 1002

Urge Indiana State Representatives to Support the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism and HB 1002 January 8, 2024 Background: In the months...

Statement on Congressional Vote Condemning Antisemitism in Higher Education Institutions

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on Congressional Vote Condemning Antisemitism in Higher Education Institutions November 6, 2023 The Indianapolis Jewish...

JCRC Statement on Condemning Terrorism

JCRC Issues Statement on Condemning Terrorism October 17, 2023 The Jewish community of greater Indianapolis continues to mourn, with so many others,...

Prayers for Isreal

October 7, 2023 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Issue Prayers for Israel Once...

JCRC Statement on Representative Carson’s Actions

JCRC Statement on Representative Carson’s Actions July 19, 2023 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is dismayed by...

Joint Statement on Antisemitic Flyers

June 30, 2023 JCRC, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and ADL Midwest Condemn the Distribution of Antisemitic Flyers The Jewish Federation...

Action Alerts

Urge Elected Officials to Support IHRA and Pass HB 1002

Urge Indiana State Representatives to Support the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism and HB 1002 January 8, 2024 Background: In the months...

JCRC Issues Statement on H.Res. 311

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on H.Res. 311   The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is...

We Still Need You to Urge Lawmakers to Hear HB 1037

Indiana Lawmakers Must Hear HB 1037   We still need your help to support the passage of Indiana HB 1037, adopting the International Holocaust...

Oppose Bills That Will Limit Civilian Oversight of Police Departments

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Indiana State Senate Committee on Corrections & Criminal Law, will hear three bills that would negatively...

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Today by Advocating for Housing Justice

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Today by Advocating for Housing JusticeMonday, January 18, 2021   Today is Dr. Martin Luther King,...

JCRC in the News

Traveling national Holocaust exhibit now on display at KHCPL

July 15, 2023
KOKOMO (TRIBUNE) — When Joe Rosenbach was an infant, his grandfather gave him a little brown stuffed Teddy bear as a gift. It was Germany 1932; a few years before Rosebach’s life would change forever. […]

Jewish group condemns anti-Semitic flyers

July 3, 2023
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, and ADL Midwest are all speaking out after anti-Semitic flyers were found in Indianapolis on Thursday and Friday. […]

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council condemns comments from Republican senator

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — They issued a statement today, saying his remarks on the floor appeared to equate Judaism’s views on reproductive rights with condoning murder. […]

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council calls for Sen. Michael Young to apologize over abortion remarks

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council is calling for an apology from Sen. Michael Young. At issue are remarks the Republican lawmaker made on July 28 while debating the abortion ban bill. […]

Jewish community: various religious perspectives held little bearing in abortion vote

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The passing of SB1 sparked celebrations and disappointment. Both Jewish and Muslim community members are among those pushing back, as they say the decision didn’t factor in other religious perspectives. […]

‘Haters gotta hate’ says doctor running for Zionsville school board who stated that “all Nazis weren’t ‘bad”

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (FOX59) — A doctor running for a seat on the Zionsville school board has stirred up controversy and invoked a string of backlash after defending Nazis in a series of comments online and labeling all those appalled by his words as “haters.” […]

Zionsville school board candidate says ‘All Nazis weren’t ‘bad” in social media post

ZIONSVILLE (IndyStar) — On Monday evening, Dr. Matt Keefer, a candidate running for a seat on the Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, posted a now-deleted comment to Facebook that said, “All Nazis weren’t ‘bad,’ as you specify,'” while going on to compare those who joined the Nazi Party to those who got vaccinated, wore masks and practiced social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Indiana honors women of Holocaust at 24th Annual Holocaust Remembrance event

INDIANAPOLIS — The 24th Annual Holocaust Remembrance program was hosted at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday afternoon. The day also commemorates the anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass,” which was a series of pogroms against the Jewish people by the Nazi party Nov. 9-10, 1938. […]

Jewish community discusses effort to combat antisemitism in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Jewish community is denouncing hatred of Jewish people in Indianapolis. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis tells News 8 there has been a rise of antisemitism and that enough is enough. […]

Antisemitic flyers left on Jewish Community Center

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Jewish Community Relations Council is alerting members after antisemitic flyers were posted on several buildings. The flyers were discovered Friday morning on staff and member doors. Indianapolis Metro Police were called and are classifying this as a bias crime according to JCRC. […]

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