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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Oral History Archives

The oral history collection of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives seeks to tell the history of Jewish Detroit through the recollection of those who lived it.

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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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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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Upcoming Events

Feb
9

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily present
Winter Warm Up

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Farber Hebrew Day School 21100 W 12 Mile Rd, MI $18 per Family till 12 noon on Wednesday, February 5th |  $25 per family  after Warm up with NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily for a cozy morning of crafts, cocoa, coffee and connecting with other young […]

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Feb
20

NEXTGen Detroit, Repair the World Detroit and JCRC/AJC present a screening of:
White Right: Meeting the Enemy

February 20, 2020 | 6:30 — 9:00 PM Playground Detroit 2845 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 Join us for a private screening of White Right: Meeting the Enemy at Playground Detroit followed by a facilitated conversation by Repair the World about the intersections of antisemitism, racism, and white nationalism. This event is intended for the […]

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