OUTLINE FOR A PAPER ON "A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JEWISH RELIGION IN THE VINCENNES AREA"

I. Who were the first Jewish settlers in the historical community of Vincennes?

A. Adam Gimbel

B. Later Jewish families

C. The Rosenbergs and the Dumeses

II. Why did they choose Vincennes for a home?

A. Religious freedom

B. Opportunity for to make a living

II. How and where did these early Jews worship?

A. Was there a synagogue?

B. Was there a full-time rabbi?

C. Were the Kosher laws and the High Holidays observed?

D. How did the young men celebrate their Bar Mitzvah?

V. The Hovas Hochim Synagogue from 1935-1965

VI. The Present Jewish Community

A. Where do they worship?

B. How do they maintain a sense of community?

C. Their contributions to the community