“Indiana Jewry has a story to tell. The IJHS is beginning to tell it.”

Dr. & Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus of the American Jewish Archives wrote those words shortly after the founding of the IJHS in 1972. Founded 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.


Join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute for a talk by Steve Carr on Holocaust memorials and popular culture with a focus on Indiana. Carr is an Associate Professor of Communication and affiliated with the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Purdue Fort Wayne. After the talk we will engage in discussion and Q&A. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum with staff and end the afternoon with a dessert reception. Current IJHS Members must RSVP here.

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