Podcast

Take a listen to our serialized podcast on Indiana Jewish History, where you will learn facts and hear stories about the fantastic legacy of Jewry in the Hoosier State!

The Indiana Jewish History Podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Leonard & Marion Freeman Charitable Fund.

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The Rebirth of the Jewish Fraternity wi...
Sidney Dunn. Executive VP Emeritus at Alpha Epsilon Pi discusses his time at the helm of the AEPI Jewish Fraterni...
00:59:57
May 17, 2023
Jews in the Labor Movement's of Gary In...
We join long-time Jewish community member and community organizer Robin Rich who discusses how she discovered a re...
01:12:15
April 28, 2023
A Jewish Hoosier Enters the Ring
Jews, since the time of Jacob from the Biblical text, have been described as those who wrestle with the divine its...
00:35:04
April 07, 2023
Dr. David Silverstein:Growing up in Gar...
Over 20 years ago, Dr. David Silverstein was part of a groundbreaking documentary, "Trembling Before G-d,&quo...
01:30:10
March 19, 2023
Memories of Meeting Soviet Refuseniks w...
Rabbi Jonathan Stein, a former Rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, shares his memories of the Free Soviet J...
00:38:48
February 27, 2023
Small -Town Jewish Life in Indiana
Small-town Jewish life is essential to understanding the Hoosier States Jewish Past. We meet Lee Shai Weissbach z...
00:57:28
February 15, 2023
Kurt Simon: A South Bend Story
We sit down to talk to Kurt Simon's Biographer, Dr. Gabrielle Robinson, who elegantly writes about A legendary phi...
00:31:05
February 05, 2023
The Jewish Community of Indianapolis:A ...
Judith Endelman joins us on the Podcast to discuss historical research processes and memories of her seminal 1984 ...
00:38:15
January 29, 2023
A History of the Jewish Community of Ko...
Rabbi David Gerber joins us to discuss his time in Kokomo, Indiana, writing a History of the Jewish Community of K...
00:41:01
January 18, 2023
From Gary Indiana To Nobel Prize: A Int...
Listen to Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, discuss growing up in Gary, Indiana, and his family&...
00:17:27
January 08, 2023
From South Bend to Ukraine: Exploring J...
Noted author Eric Kimmel shares his passion and inspiration as a Jewish writer, his experiences in Indiana, and ex...
00:41:39
March 11, 2022
A Hebrew Prayer Heard Around the World
In this episode of IN Jewish History, we have a guest whose service to the United States is incredible. Rear Adm R...
00:58:17
January 12, 2022
The Pioneering Hoosier Rabbis
We are joined by Rabbi Dr. Gary Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives, as we discuss how some o...
00:56:25
December 22, 2021
To be a Jew at Wabash College
Warren Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus from Wabash College, discusses what it was like being one of the few Jews in ...
01:00:24
December 17, 2021
Indiana's Jewish Architect of the New D...
Michael speaks with William Lasser, author of "Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal" We learn ho...
00:38:21
December 12, 2021
Indiana Jews in The American Civil War
Caitlin and Alex from The Shapell Roster Project discuss discoveries about Indiana's Jewish Service Members in the...
00:59:17
December 09, 2021
Bonds of Steel Revisited:Indiana Jews i...
Professor Carl Zimring, an Environmental Historian from the Pratt Institute and the author of Cash for Your Trash:...
00:53:49
November 22, 2021
The Jewish Community of Richmond Indian...
Historian Dr. Rabbi Lance Sussman was a three-year Rabbinic student who served the Jewish Community of Richmond In...
01:01:05
November 03, 2021
Dispersing the Ghetto to Indiana
Dr. Jack Glazier discusses his book "Dispersing the Ghetto" About how a Group of Wealthy German Jewish American Ph...
01:09:31
October 06, 2021
The Neighborhood of Saturdays revisited...
Dr. Susan Hyatt, the Chair of Anthropology at IUPUI, discusses how marginalized groups of African Americans and Se...
00:34:16
May 19, 2021
Memories for a lifetime: Growing up Jew...
On the occasion of her lifetime membership to the Indiana Jewish Historical Society, Judy Weitzman discusses growi...
00:28:02
May 06, 2021
From Nazi Germany to Hammond Indiana
Peter Plotke speaks of his father, Frank Plotke, a Rabbi who fled from Nazi Germany, and discusses how his family ...
01:08:04
May 06, 2021
Jewish Peddlers on Indiana's Road's Les...
In our first episode, we go on a historical journey with Dr. Hasia Diner Paul, And Sylvia Steinberg, Professor of ...
00:49:32
May 06, 2021