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Find South Bend's Jewish history with us this Sunday, August 22nd!
In the latter half of the 20th Century, Jewish-owned shops, car dealerships, synagogues, furniture stores, and institutions flourished in downtown South Bend.
South Bend’s very own Debby Barton Grant describes the Jewish neighborhood near downtown in this short video.
Join us Sunday to hear from other sons and daughters of South Bend, including Ina Rosenberg, Gerry Lerman, Anne Feferman, Ron Cohen, Cheri Schuster, Jody Freid, Nana Fromm, Barb Asher, Peter Firestein and David Piser z"l.
On August 22nd come to downtown South Bend for a team-based scavenger hunt highlighting our local Jewish history — fun for all ages! You and your team will be guided by a special app for your phone called GooseChase. Each stop along your path will include special missions you must complete before moving on to the next stop.
WHAT: A team-based scavenger hunt around downtown South Bend, from Howard Park to Four Winds Field and back.
WHO: You and your team of as many friends or family members as you want.
WHEN: August 22, from 10 AM to NOON
WHERE: Starting point is at the Cubs Den team store (formerly Sons of Israel Synagogue, located at 420 S William St, South Bend), then make your way around town according to the map (see below).
HOW: Once you register, we will email you later in the week with instructions on how to access the scavenger hunt via the app.
Please register using the button below to reserve your spot!
Thanks to Indiana Humanities for awarding us a grant for this project and to all the volunteers who helped put this together (especially past and present community members who agreed to tell us their stories).
Can’t wait to see you walking downtown!