In March, the Indianapolis Jewish community hosted the new Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on his first official trip outside of Washington, D.C. and his hometown of Miami. The JCRC worked in cooperation with JFGI staff and volunteers to plan a day that included an address to nearly 300 members of the Jewish community, an appearance on the Greg Garrison radio show, a lecture to 100 IUPUI students and faculty and a speech on the economic relationship between the U.S., Indiana and Israel to 150 business, civic and political leaders.
The day’s success was possible with support from and collaboration with JFGI, the Hasten Hebrew
Academy, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development
Corporation, IUPUI's Office of International Affairs and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, along with the dozens of staff and volunteer leaders who put in countless hours of work to ensure that Ambassador Dermer met the best of Indianapolis.