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, or at 317-376-0468.

Press Releases & Statements

Jewish Community Letter of Support to the Sikh Community

Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis 10050 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46239 April 16, 2021 Dear Members of the Greater Indianapolis Sikh community, On behalf of the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community, I write...

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 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...