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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Behind-the-Scenes: Bentley Historical Library and Gerald Ford Presidential Library

Join the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives for a day exploring history in Ann Arbor.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
25

EmpowHER Detroit

Presented in partnership with NEXTGen Detroit and Jewish Working Women’s Network Join us as we hear firsthand about the triumphs and challenges of young, female entrepreneurs in the City of Detroit. Four boss ladies with Detroit-based businesses will represent at this panel discussion, moderated by Stacy Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Savorfull. Stick around for […]

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Game of Stones
Apr
26

Game of Stones

We caught the curling bug watching this year’s Winter Olympics, so we decided to let the weather warm a bit and then find a frozen place to give this Scottish sport a try. Lucky for us, we have the Detroit Curling Club right in our backyard, and lucky for you, we’re renting it out! Let’s […]

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Apr
29

Israel’s 70th Birthday

Join NEXTGen Detroit’s Israel Engagement Committee, JFamily and Federation’s Israel & Overseas department as we celebrate Israel’s 70th Birthday with a birthday party for young families (children 5 & under!) Israeli dancing • Israeli birthday party games • Other fun activities April 29, 2018 | 10am-12pm Franklin Athletic Club 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034 […]

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May
15

Behind-the-Scenes: Bentley Historical Library and Gerald Ford Presidential Library

May 15, 2018 | 9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Join the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives for a day exploring history in Ann Arbor. Our first stop will be the Bentley Historical Library, which holds collections from the University of Michigan and the State of Michigan. Then, we’ll get a peek into the inner […]

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