Little-known story, Studebaker: Israeli Afterlife, presentation to be held Wednesday at Wiekamp Auditorium

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Wednesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Auditorium, Michael Brown, Executive Director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society will present the little-known story, Studebaker: Israeli Afterlife.

Admission is free to Studebaker National Museum members and Campus members, and $2 for non-members, with refreshments to follow

Studebaker: Israeli Afterlife is the unlikely and little-known story of how the famed Hoosier car brand continued production in the Holy Land after the Studebaker plant’s closure in South Bend.

This lecture will explore Israel’s first tycoon’s risky vision of a “Detroit of the Middle East” in the city of Haifa, with Studebaker being its flagship Car Brand in the mid to late 1960s.

Speaker Michael Brown formerly worked with several tech start-ups in Business Development in Israel and is a Board Member of Sinai Synagogue in South Bend.

He has a Certificate from the Born’s Jewish Studies Program and is a veteran of the US Army Reserves and National Guard, where he served in the Medical Corps.

The Studebaker Museum Speaker Series is presented by the Campisi Family Education Fund.

You can find out more info and updates by visiting their website.

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