Lindsey Mintz has been the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations since 2012, and served as the JCRC’s Government Affairs Director from 2002 to 2007.
JCRC is an active member of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation; Lindsey is currently serving as the Board Chair of this organization. She is also a member of the Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network. Lindsey is a member of the inaugural class (2006) of Hoosier Fellows.
Lindsey is a graduate of the Borns Jewish Studies Program from IU Bloomington, where she focused on Jewish history and art history. She completed a Master’s in Public History from IUPUI, having written her Master’s thesis on the history of Jewish education in Indianapolis. Past Board memberships include the following: Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, JCRC, and the Indiana Jewish Historical Society.
Lindsey is a 3rd generation Jewish Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend. Her first trip to Israel consisted of a month-long stay on a kibbutz with her family when she was 9 years old; that was the first of over a dozen trips to Israel, including a visit as part of her participation in the March of the Living (which followed a week visiting concentration camps in Poland) (1994), a year attending the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1996), and a summer studying Hebrew in the North (2000).