The Indiana Jewish Historical Society has published Bonds as Strong as Steel: A history of Indiana scrap metal dealers and their families featuring business histories and stories of 19 Indiana families, including many members of Congregation Achduth Vesholom. Many of these scrap businesses are multigenerational and still exist today.
Temple families in the book published in the summer of 2011 include the Sposeeps, Ruchmans, Warshauers, Lewises, Rifkins, Smiths, Adelmans, O’Neills and Bosells.
Books are available by contacting the Indiana Jewish Historical Society at 459-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of the book is $12.50.