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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Timeline

A timeline of Federation and its member agencies.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
5

Jewish Working Women’s Network: Pure Networking

Join the Jewish Working Women’s Network for Pure Networking Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 AM The Mall by Steve’s Deli 6646 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills What better way to start your day than with bagels and business cards? Drop in to meet and greet other Jewish working women for a casual networking opportunity. […]

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Jun
6

Federation’s Maimonides Society’s Annual Summer Social

  Join us for our annual Summer Social! Physicians and spouses welcome. Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6:30 PM Bistro Joe’s 34244 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009 Cost: $18 a person | Price includes light eats and cocktails Maimonides Society Co-Chairs Jennifer Sobol & Danny Aronovitz Questions? Contact Karen Kaplan at kaplan@jfmd.org or  248-203-1453. Register

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Jun
11

NEXTGen Detroit’s Annual Meeting

Join us as we celebrate our 8th year as NEXTGen Detroit! Our Annual Meeting is a time to recognize our wonderful leadership and our community’s accomplishments over the past year as we continue to work together to build a strong, vibrant Jewish Detroit. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 7 PM Annual Meeting at the Ford […]

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Jun
13

NEXTGen Detroit Pop Up with Chef Brad Greenhill

New Tastes. New Space. Chef Brad Greenhill of the award winning restaurant Takoi is giving us a sneak peek at the flavors he’ll be creating for his highly anticipated new restaurant, Magnet, in the form of an exclusive food demo and tasting. Chef Brad will create a vegetable-centric, kosher-style* tasting menu in Detroit’s newest and […]

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