Dr. & Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus of the American Jewish Archives wrote those words shortly after the founding of the IJHS in 1972. Founded by Joseph Levine in Fort Wayne to collect, preserve, publish, and share the Jewish experience in Indiana, the Indiana Jewish Historical Society is now headquartered in Indianapolis. Our archival holdings, which represent the entire state of Indiana, are housed in state-of-the-art facilities at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. This collection contains thousands of items pertaining to the Jewish life across the state and the society continues to seek materials for the collection. The IJHS also encourages and promotes the preservation of Jewish historic buildings, monuments, markers, and cemeteries.
Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis ($10, $5 members)
Dr. Wendy Soltz, Executive Director of IJHS, will provide an overview of the IJHS and use 10 important archival documents which tell the Jewish story of Indiana. This talk is part of a series of Top 10 programs which focus on synagogues and temples, and Jewish cemeteries, monuments, houses, and businesses across Indiana.
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