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

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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.

Coming soon IJHS has a new Executive Director!!!

Our Board is in the process of finalizing details with our new Executive Director.  Please stop back soon for new information.

Wendy Soltz, our former ED, stepped down on June 30 to begin her new position as Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University. She will continue to work closely with IJHS to complete the Indiana Historic Synagogue mapping project.

We look forward to introducing you to our new director soon.


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