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

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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Finding Aids

Finding Aids are a descriptive tool that help describe our more than 70 collections of Detroit Jewish history.

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Digital Database

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

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Oral Histories

The archives holds more than sixty oral histories conducted with leaders and individuals in the Detroit Jewish community.

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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.

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Timeline

A timeline of Federation and its member agencies.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
21

A Detroit River Cruise Experience: Creatures of the Sea

Our Annual Detroit River Cruise is diving deep this year with a “Creatures of the Sea” themed celebration to send summer off with a splash! Get on board for music, drinks, eats and the best views of the city. Bonus points for dressing up in seafaring style! Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:30 – All aboard! […]

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Aug
23

NEXTGen Detroit’s BGS Appreciation Event

NEXTGen Detroit wants to thank you for driving the future by inviting you to the BGS (Ben Gurion Society) Appreciation Event Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 6:30 PM M1 Concourse 1 Concourse Dr. Pontiac, MI 48341 Food Truck Rally, Cocktails, Music, Thrill Rides, And More! This event is only open to Ben Gurion Society members, […]

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Aug
26

Detroit Ride for the Living

Sunday, August 26th | 9 AM The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 kilometer bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, JFMD’s Israel & Overseas Department  and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here […]

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Aug
28

NEXTGen Detroit and MIBA present: Start-Up Nation 201

Here’s your chance to hear first-hand from experts about the culture of business in Israel and take your knowledge of the Israeli business sector to the next level. If you’re interested in working in Israel or with Israel-based companies, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn and have your questions answered! Tuesday, August 28th at […]

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