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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Upcoming Events

jBaby
Jun
6

jbaby detroit! 5-week prenatal birthing class

Learn about labor, delivery, birthing techniques and newborn care — with a Jewish TWIST. The five week series is designed to help prepare expectant couples for labor and delivery and for life as new parents. It also serves as a great way for Jewish couples to meet each other before they have their babies. $136 includes all classes and materials.

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Jul
14

Good Shabbos Detroit

Roll with NEXTGen Detroit and ChabaD for Good Shabbos Detroit, s’il vous plaît! Parlez-vous français? Nope, we don’t either. But did you know Detroit’s favorite Chabad Rabbi is from Nice, France? Oui, he is. So join NEXTGen Detroit and the Pinsons as we celebrate Shabbat with a French-inspired Friday night experience. This Summer Soirée Edition […]

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Jul
21

Good Shabbos Detroit! JFamily Edition

Federation’s JFamily and NEXTGen Detroit are partnering with Congregation Shaarey Zedek for a joyful Tot Shabbat* to bring our community together for a unique Shabbat experience for families! *A Friday night Shabbat experience for families with children 0-6+ years old Join us for a family-friendly interactive service provided by CSZ, celebrating a kickoff to summer! […]

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Aug
13

Pitch for Detroit

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