Press

Media Relations

The Indianapolis JCRC is the media’s key link to the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community, serving as the primary resource for print, broadcast and online outlets on topics relating to Judaism, antisemitism, Israel, and the local community.

Providing a Jewish perspective on events and opinions expressed in the media, JCRC:

  • Acts as the community’s clearinghouse for media on Israel and major stories that impact the Jewish community
  • Helps guide press to the right person or organization in the Jewish community to address their need
  • Produces news releases and coordinates media coverage on important community stories, events, and issues
  • Drafts and places opinion pieces in Indianapolis area newspapers
  • Monitors news outlets in order to ensure fair and accurate coverage and supportive editorial positions
  • Meets routinely with top news editors, columnists, reporters and editorial boards to discuss Jewish priorities and Middle East coverage, and to stimulate stories on events and programs
  • Coordinates briefings for media professionals with visiting Israeli dignitaries, journalists and scholars, providing access to Israel’s reality and perspective

For any media-related questions, contact Communications Coordinator, Aaron Welcher, awelcher@indyjcrc.org or at 317-376-0468.

Press Releases & Statements

JCRC Statement on Incivility in the Indiana General Assembly

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was saddened and disturbed to see the incivility and lack of respect exhibited by some members of the Indiana General Assembly towards their colleagues on Thursday, February 18, 2021.   Each member of the Indiana...

INDIANA JEWISH COMMUNITIES’ STATEMENT ON DEMOCRACY

INDIANA JEWISH COMMUNITIES’ STATEMENT ON DEMOCRACYFriday, January 8, 2021 Throughout the State of Indiana, Jewish communities stand united in our condemnation of the violence and destruction laid upon our nation’s Capitol.  The seditious riots were a direct attack on...

JCRC Statement on the Loss of Civil Rights Icons 

JCRC Statement on the Loss of Civil Rights Icons  Sunday, July 19, 2020 Today, the Indianapolis Jewish community joins the rest of the country in mourning the loss of American civil rights icons Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian.  These two men dedicated...

JCRC Statement on the Shooting at Masjid E Noor 

JCRC Statement on the Shooting at Masjid E Noor  Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council was deeply saddened to learn about the apparent targeted shooting of Masjid E Noor (mosque) that took place on Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the holiest...

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on IMPD Officer-Involved Shooting 5.8.2020

Indianapolis JCRC Statement on IMPD Officer-Involved Shooting Friday, May 8, 2020 The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council shares in the sadness and pain expressed by many in our community regarding the  May 6, 2020  officer-involved shooting that resulted...