“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 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.

Save the Date! 

Join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm for a behind-the-scenes tour of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute and a conversation about the influence of the Holocaust in Indiana. RSVP here.

We’re hiring!

The IJHS is currently looking for a part-time Membership Coordinator. Interested? Click here to read the job description and application instructions.

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