You're invited to the launch of our Digital Archive & film screening!


We’re excited to announce the launch of the Michiana Jewish Historical Society’s Digital Archive* (Phase 1) at our Annual Meeting in December, followed by a screening of Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, a musical documentary about the amazing story of a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas (more info below).

WHEN: Sunday, December 15th

Annual Meeting starts at 12:30 PM & includes a preview of our Digital Archive,

followed by film screening from 1 to 2 PM

WHERE: The History Museum at 808 W. Washington, South Bend, IN 46601
Enter parking lot from Thomas Street.

*The Digital Archive Project is funded by a Heritage Support Grant provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.


Click here to view the trailer for Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.

Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream - a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe in it.


(Graphic and excerpt from the film's website.)

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