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.
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.
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.
Dr. Madison places Indiana’s Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s in larger contexts as a mainstream, not a marginal movement, and explain why so many Hoosiers joined the organization. He will then focus on those who stood up to the Klan, focusing on Jewish Hoosiers.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society, we are pleased to announce the hiring of our new executive director, Mr. Michael J Brown. Michael brings to the Society a great interest and knowledge of Indiana Jewish History and involvement in his community.
Michael Brown NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INDIANA JEWISH
Michael, who most recently has worked for Israeli start-ups,
brings his love of Jewish heritage and culture to the job. He is a member of Sinai
Synagogue in South Bend. He is the
former Executive Director at The Hillel of Southern Illinois University.
Michael comes to the position with significant background in
Jewish history, programming innovation, and volunteer work.
earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007 and
has a Certificate from the Borns Jewish Studies Program. Michael is a veteran
of the US Army Reserves and National Guard, where he served in the Medical
Corps. Michael has previously worked in business development and marketing.
Michael is succeeding Dr. Wendy Soltz as executive director of
IJHS. We appreciate the many
contributions that Wendy made on behalf of the organization during her tenure.
Please join me in offering Michael a hearty Mazel Tov on his new
position and feel free to reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board President, Indiana Jewish Historical Society