Our Agencies: The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council

Skillfully led by Lindsey B. Mintz and David Sklar, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is tasked with convening the Jewish community’s “Common Table,” around which representatives from every Jewish agency, synagogue, and organization are welcome and encouraged to sit together to find consensus on issues concerning the Jewish community.

Our JCRC’s goal is to pursue a just society and secure Jewish future. The JCRC establishes and cultivates relationships both within and among communities. As the interfaith and inter-group arm of the Jewish community, the JCRC looks to build bridges wherever possible. We should be very proud that Indianapolis Jews have made community relations a priority for more than 75 years!

Together with the JCRC, we are proactive in our Israel advocacy. We build strong coalitions. We combat anti-Semitism. We fight for human rights and justice for all people. We promote accurate education about Jews, Judaism, and Israel in Indiana schools. We are the community’s voice to civic leaders and elected officials at the State and Congressional levels.

The JCRC has had a respected presence in the Indiana State House for 30 years, advocating for policies that help lift up and protect the most vulnerable people among us, and strengthening the relationship between Indiana, the U.S., and the State of Israel.

The JCRC is guided by the commandments and prophetic teachings that remind us to:
• “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Leviticus);
• “Remember the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy);
• “Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow.” (Isaiah);
• “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your G-d.” (Micah);

When you support JFGI through our Annual Campaign, you support the JCRC and the vital work that it does. Thank you for your ongoing support and for making your pledge to our 2015 Annual Campaign. Pledges made now are not due until December 31, 2015 and can be paid by sending a check to The Jewish Federation, 6705 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46260, by credit card at www.jewishindianapolis.org, or by making donations of stock. May we all go from strength to strength.


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