top of page
  • michianajewishhist

Sharing our South Bend Jewish stories

Pictured right - Bottom left: Doug Barton and Marilyn Gardner at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, c.1999. Larger photo: Sol Sandock, Mollie Sandock, Dave Sandock, Sarah Sandock Rich and Barney Sandock, c.1930s.

To celebrate South Bend's 150th anniversary, 88.1 WVPE and the Kroc Center teamed up to create an oral history as told by individuals in the community. Hear stories told by members of our Jewish community — Doug Barton and Marilyn Gardner on the beginning of the Jewish Federation and Mel Sandock on his family's early years settling in South Bend.

Share your own South Bend stories with us in the comments below.

bottom of page