Jewish Community Archives

The mission of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives is to collect, preserve and make available for research the records of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, United Jewish Foundation, Federation’s member agencies and local community organizations.

Jewish Community Archives

Jewish Community Archives

About the Archives

Established in 1991, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives document the rich and varied history of the Detroit Jewish community.

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Jewish Community Archives

Collections

The archives is working to digitize its photographs and publish finding aids to its collections.

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Cemetery Index

The Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index aims to record every Jewish burial in Metro Detroit.

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Friends of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives

By becoming a “Friend,” you will receive membership benefits such as behind-the-scenes tours of archival repositories and museum, invitations to programs, and lectures, and biannual newsletters.

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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

Calling all genealogy enthusiasts!

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Upcoming Events

Dec
19

NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents Hot Topics and Hot Latkes

  December 19th | 6:30 -8:30 PM Motor City Gas 325 E 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI Get festive and join us for some hotness…hot topics and hot latkes, that is. We’ll be exploring issues like Jews and tattoos, who should be allowed to donate blood and issues facing transgender service people in the military. […]

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Dec
20

NEXTGen Detroit at Detroit Axe

Join us for an axe-trodinary event at the new Detroit Axe in Ferndale. Come channel your inner lumber jack while learning how to throw axes at this axe-clusive event. December 20th, 2017 | 7-9:30 PM Detroit Axe 344 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 *flannel attire encouraged Fee: $15 if you register before noon […]

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Dec
25

Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 25 The tradition continues Click here to register

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Jan
12

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

January 12, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building Calling all genealogy enthusiasts! Interested in mapping your family history but don’t know where to start? Hit a dead end and don’t know where to go next? This program will discuss genealogy research resources that you can use to uncover your […]

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