The Indiana Jewish Historical Society is a privately funded, 501c3 not-for-profit organization. The society hosts an annual program and the Hoosier Jewish Legends Awards. Produces a Podcast IN-Jewish History and The IJHS also publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Historical News, and the journal Indiana Jewish History.

An endowment was established in January 2002 to sustain the IJHS. Our success weighs on your support. Interest on this endowment may be used for operating expenses; the principal can only be used for major expenditures approved by a majority of the Board of Directors. Therefore, we continually encourage further donations to the endowment account.

Membership in the IJHS is open to everyone. Members may be of any faith, and the same applies to the Board of Directors and our Executive Board. We have six membership categories:

Lifetime $ 1800 and above
Patron $180 and above
Organization $125 and above
Sustaining $90
Contributing $54
Basic $36
Student $9

* For lifetime members, we will record your oral history, or that of a loved one, to be held in our archives.

For membership, please submit this form along with your membership dues:

]You can become a member or donate to the IJHS online or by mail:

To make a donation or pay your dues online, you have four easy options:

    • This option is 100% free.
    • A PayPal account is required.

To donate or pay dues by mail:

  • Please include your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
  • Choose the designation of your donation:  1. membership dues, 2. endowment fund, or 3. in honor/memory of a loved one.
  • Enclosed in the appropriate amount, made payable to “The Indiana Jewish Historical Society.”
  • Address to: IJHS, 6705 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260



Our success depends on the support of our membership and donations to our endowment fund. Please consider supporting our mission to “collect, preserve, publish, and promote the Jewish experience in Indiana.”

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