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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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Troubled Waters Revisited
Troubled Waters Revisited
In this episode of "In Jewish History," Emily Reuben discusses her documentary project Troubled Waters: ...
00:29:46
April 26, 2024
From Fort Wayne to Jerusalem With Mark Lavie
From Fort Wayne to Jerusalem With Mark ...
In this episode of "In Jewish History", Mark Lavie reflects on his career as a journalist and his life i...
01:34:54
April 11, 2024
The Arbiter Ring & Whiting, Indiana: An Interview With Lou Kaplan
The Arbiter Ring & Whiting, Indiana: An...
In this episode of "In Jewish History", Lou Kaplan talks about the Jewish community in Whiting, Indiana,...
00:30:15
April 01, 2024
The Indiana Synagogue Mapping Project
The Indiana Synagogue Mapping Project
In this episode of "In Jewish History", Dr. Wendy Soltz, an Assistant Professor of History and the Direc...
00:26:47
March 22, 2024
Hoosier National: A Story of Orthodox Jews, Kosher Meat, and Sephardic Culture in Indianapolis
Hoosier National: A Story of Orthodox J...
In this episode of "In Jewish History", Benjamin Franz discusses Jewish Sephardic culture in Indiana, hi...
01:07:37
March 11, 2024
The Money Kings of Lafayette
The Money Kings of Lafayette
In this episode, Daniel Schulman discusses his book, The Money Kings: The Epic Story of Jewish Immigrants Who Tran...
00:44:32
February 28, 2024
Early Jewish Egalitarianism on the Indiana Frontier
Early Jewish Egalitarianism on the Indi...
In this podcast episode, Dr. Shari Rabin, a scholar of modern Judaism and American religions and an Assistant Prof...
00:33:13
February 28, 2024
Moving Bits and Pieces of Evansville's Jewish Past
Moving Bits and Pieces of Evansville's ...
In this episode, Dr. Alanna Cooper, a cultural anthropologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Reli...
01:08:10
February 20, 2024
A Trip Down to the Old Jewish City of Lafayette
A Trip Down to the Old Jewish City of L...
In this episode, Sean Lutes talks about his valiant and undaunted efforts to preserve Jewish buildings in the city...
00:15:44
February 02, 2024
The Last Man Standing: Shapiro's Deli
The Last Man Standing: Shapiro's Deli
In this episode, Brian Shapiro, the owner of Shapiro's Deli in Indianapolis, recounts tales of his family'...
01:13:32
January 30, 2024
The Rebirth of the Jewish Fraternity with Sidney Dunn
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 Indiana
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
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 Gary
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 with Rabbi Jonathan Stein
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 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
Kurt Simon: A South Bend Story
Few people make contributions that transcend generations and change the landscape of a Community Kurt Simon was on...
00:31:05
February 05, 2023
The Jewish Community of Indianapolis:A History Revisited
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 Kokomo
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 Interview with Joseph Stiglitz
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 Jewish Ukrainian Folklore with Eric Kimmel
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
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
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
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 Deal
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
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 in the Scrap Metal Industry
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 Indiana Revisited
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
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
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 Jewish in Lafayette Indiana
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
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 Less taken
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