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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Jewish Genealogy – Moving Forward

If you have taken our Introduction to Jewish Genealogy seminar or have the basics down but you’re not sure what to do next, the Moving Forward session is for you.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
23

Evening with Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein

NEXTGen Detroit invites you to an exclusive evening with Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein at the home of Joy and Allan Nachman. Join young professionals for an intimate evening of drinks, appetizers and networking as Justice Bernstein shares his experience on the bench and gives the opportunity to ask questions. Tuesday, October 23 | […]

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Oct
25

Jewish Genealogy – Moving Forward

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building 6735 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 If you have taken our Introduction to Jewish Genealogy seminar or have the basics down but you’re not sure what to do next, the Moving Forward session is for you. The Leonard N. […]

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Oct
27

Bubizemer – Singalong with Arbel Fishler בובי זמר – שירה בציבור עם ארבל פישלר

Join us and sing some Israeli oldies and new songs with Arbel Fishler from the “Bubizemer”- an Israeli well-known singalong performer. You don’t have to sing – but you must come and have an amazing time! Saturday, October 27 | Doors open at 7:30 pm | Fun Begins at 8:00 pm Max M. Fisher Jewish […]

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Oct
28

Tailgate with NEXTGen Detroit at Eastern Market

It’s officially football season, and you know what that means — time to tailgate! Meet up with NEXTGen Detroit at Eastern Market in our private tailgate space just outside Shed 3. October 28 | 10 AM to 12:45 PM Eastern Market 2461 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207 Put on your Lions’ blue and white and get […]

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