About Us

The Iowa Jewish Historical Society (IJHS) is an educational institution. Our mission is to inspire people from every background to connect with and preserve Iowa’s Jewish history and culture.

We accomplish this mission by:

Collecting and preserving historical artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of Iowa’s Jewish heritage

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Providing high-quality, educational, and enjoyable exhibits and programs for school students and the general public

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Placing the history of the Jewish people of Iowa into a regional, national, and international context