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Indiana Jewish History Podcast

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Indiana Jewish History Podcast

Celebrating Hoosiers who have created a significant and lasting impact the Indiana Jewish Community

Indiana Jewish History Podcast

Our serialized podcast on Indiana Jewish History

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Due to a Manufacturer’s backlog, the Dedication of the Gimbel Marker will be rescheduled to a Date to be determined.

Information about recent or future programming or IJHS updates can be found on the IJHS Blog.

Help our efforts to Preserve Indiana’s Jewish Past

“Indiana Jewry has a story to tell, and 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 to collect, preserve, publish, and share the Jewish experience in Indiana, the Indiana Jewish Historical Society is now headquartered in Indianapolis. The IJHS also encourages the preservation and promotes historic Jewish buildings, monuments, markers, cemeteries, publications, document digitization, Podcasts, and mapping projects.

The Indiana Jewish Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization. The society hosts an annual program and the Hoosier Jewish Legends Awards. The IJHS also publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Historical News, and the journal Indiana Jewish History. As of 2021, the IJHS produces the IN-Jewish History Podcast. 

Our former archival holdings, representing various Jewish Communities and individuals from around the entire state of Indiana, were donated to the Indiana Historical Society in 1999 and are now 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.

Our services are made possible by generous contributions from our many donors and supporters and with the great support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.