Welcome to the Indiana Jewish Historical Society!



“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 Indiana’s entire state, are housed in state-of-the-art facilities at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. This collection contains thousands of Jewish life items across the state, and society continues to seek materials for the collection. The IJHS also encourages preservation and promotes Jewish historic buildings, monuments, markers, and cemeteries.

IJHS Announces New Executive Director

Please join the Board of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society in welcoming our new Executive Director.  Michael J. Brown will be taking over effective August 17, 2020.  Michael brings a passion for Indiana Jewish History and Culture to the job.  We will be posting a Press Release shortly.

Thank you to all the candidates that submitted their qualifications for the position.