Northeast Indiana Synagogues - Virtual Program on Sunday #jgs-iajgs #announcements


The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is thrilled to welcome Dr. Wendy Soltz on Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. for a program of “Northeast Indiana Historic Synagogues and Influential Families.”  Soltz will speak on three historic synagogues: 1889 Ahavath Sholom in Ligonier, 1914 B'nai Jacob in Fort Wayne, and 1936/7 Sinai Temple in Marion and highlight some of the families who helped to build them and create sacred spaces for their communities. During the presentation, she will also discuss the larger Indiana Synagogue Mapping Project which she started in 2018 with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society (IJHS). This project uses ArcGIS mapping technology to pinpoint and describe over 90 Indiana synagogues.

Dr. Soltz is currently an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of the Public History Program at Ball State University. Previously, Soltz was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and History at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, and Executive Director of the IJHS. Soltz received her PhD in Modern Jewish, 19th- and 20th- century US, and public history in 2016 from the Ohio State University.

Registration is required to attend this free virtual program.  The link can be found at the NEIJGS website at

Additional information about the NEIJGS can be found on our website at, or our Facebook Page,   Contact Betsy Gephart at vp@... for more information.


Hope to see you on Sunday!


Betsy Thal Gephart, vp

Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society

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