Hoosier Jewish Legends

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The Indiana Jewish Historical Society (IJHS) invites you to learn about the Hoosier Jewish Legends – A Hall of Fame (HJL) celebrating Hoosiers who have created a significant and lasting impact on their profession, faith-based and/or secular community, and the legacy of the role of the Jewish community in Indiana’s continuing story.

Notification of Award:

The Hoosier Jewish Legend Awards Committee is appointed annually by the IJHS. The Awards Committee reserves the right to move nominees into different categories, award multiple nominees within a category, or decline an award within a category, as appropriate.

All submissions are confidential, and nominees are not notified of the application submitted, or it’s status unless it is successful. Nominators will be notified of receipt of submitted applications and notified directly should their nominee be selected. Nomination forms remain active for three years from the original date of submission.


David Mayer Silver* (Indianapolis)
William Levy (Indianapolis)
Sheila Greenwald (Indianapolis)
Anne Eliades (Muncie)
Rabbi Julius Shuback* (East Chicago)


Linda Cohen (West Lafayette)
Carolyn Leeds*(Indianapolis)
Joseph Levine* (Fort Wayne)
John Planer (North Manchester)
Betty Stein* (Fort Wayne)


Lois and Sidney Eskenazi (Indianapolis)
Gerald Kraft (Indianapolis)
David Piser* (South Bend)
Cantor Janice Roger (Indianapolis)
Joan Wolf (Indianapolis)


Mark Greenberg (Muncie)
Ron Klain (Indianapolis)
Eva Mozes Kor* (Terre Haute)
Leon Mordoh* (Indianapolis)
David Wolf (Indianapolis)


Max Einstandig* (Terre Haute)
Leonard Goldstein* (Fort Wayne)
Louis Lemberger* (Indianapolis)
Frank H Newman* (Indianapolis)
Lawrence Reuben* (Indianapolis)
Rabbi Dennis Sasso (Indianapolis)
Rabbi Sandy Sasso (Indianapolis)
Martin and Helen Schwartz* (Muncie)
Elizabeth Weinberg* (Madison)

* z”l of blessed memory