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Todos ey bwenos
(We are all well)
Saludozo ke stemos
(We should stay healthy)
Amen

Warm, Friendly, Traditional

 

Etz Chaim is an Orthodox, Sephardic Congregation located in Indianapolis, IN. We are a member of the American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House.

"While not the earliest settlement of Jews in Indiana, Indianapolis wouldbecome the center of the Jewish population in the state. The first Jews to the city came in 1849. The evolution of the Jewish community in Indianapolis was typical of the happenings statewide, with the first waveof immigrants being German Jews. Many of these Jews were peddlers, who took advantage of the blossoming city."

Read more about the history of Indianapolis and the Jewish roots that took hold here.

Marion County Jewish History PDF

Indiana's Jewish Heritage Initiative

Sephardic Jews


 

 

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