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Meet the First Indiana Jewish History Preservation Corps

Four New Interns are part of the Initial Group called the Indiana Jewish History Preservation Corps.

Funded by the Heritage Grant.

The Grant is part of the Indiana Historical. Society’s statewide Heritage Support Grant program. The Lilly Endowment Inc. provides the funding.

“This grant will create a non-sectarian internship program to hire students and Society volunteers to travel to Jewish communities around the State to collect and digitize documents, oral histories, and photographs related to Indiana’s Jewish past.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello! My name is Jenny Torres, and I’m a student at Purdue majoring in Anthropology and History. I love working with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society because I believe in preserving history, and regular people from all over this state have a story that deserves to be told.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, My Name is Emma Maggart; I am currently a graduate student at Purdue University studying history. My research is focused on medical history, and I have a particular interest in archival work. People and their personal stories are my favorite part of my work. I love interacting with the community and recording everyday routines alongside their life-changing moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Alex Wildner, I’m a senior at Purdue University studying History, and I’m looking to go to graduate school and teach at Community College in the near future. I was born in Ukraine and adopted at a young age; I now live in New Jersey. I’m currently the President of the Drag Artists of Purdue club and the Vice President of the LGBTQ+ Student Alliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Katelyn Leffler is an undergraduate student at Purdue University. She is from Milton, Georgia. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s in Public History.”

 

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Hoosier Jewish Legends 2021 Induction Ceremony

Mark your calendars!
Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 1 PM. on ZOOM.
This is the sixth year the Indiana Jewish Historical Society is honoring its Hoosier Jewish Legends. Individuals who have made significant and lasting impacts on Indiana Jewish communities around the state. This year’s honorees are:
Sid Tuchman,z”l of blessed memory
Larry Adelman, Fort Wayne
Sandra & Robert Borns, Indianapolis
Benjamin Eisbart, Fort Wayne
Marcia Goldstein, Westfield
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is Co-Sponsoring the event.
Please email Gale at galedirect@aol.com for questions.
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Lincoln and Jewish Americans

In this virtual lunch and learn event with historian and Brandeis University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna spoke on his book Lincoln and the Jews: A History.

Dr. Sarna will illustrate how Lincoln admired, consulted with, appointed to office, and defended Jewish Americans during his presidency. Historian William Bartelt, author of There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Youth (IHS Press) will offer introductory comments on how Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood shaped his presidency.

Presented in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society.

Lincoln and Jewish Americans

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A Noble Dream: Indiana, Lincoln, and Jewish Americans

A virtual lunch and learn event from the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and Indiana Historical Society. Historian and Brandeis University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna will speak on his book “Lincoln and the Jews: A History.” Dr. Sarna will illustrate how Lincoln admired, consulted with, appointed to office, and defended Jewish Americans during his presidency. Historian William Bartelt, author of “There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Youth (IHS Press)” will offer introductory comments on how Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood shaped his presidency.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 12 PM EDT

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Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: James Grover McDonald with guest Speaker Jill Weiss Simins

A series in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center explores a different Hoosier politician who helped save Jews during and after the Holocaust. In this talk, we will discuss Albany, Indiana native James Grover McDonald, who is known for warning the world about Nazi atrocities and dedicated his life to rescue the Jews of Europe.

Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: James Grover McDonald

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Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: Governor Paul V. McNutt

A series in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center that explores a different Hoosier politician who helped save Jews during and after the Holocaust. In this talk, we will discuss how Governor McNutt assisted Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust to gain safe passage to the Philippines.

Indiana Politicians Who Made a Difference During the Holocaust: Governor Paul V. McNutt