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

Jul
24

NEXTWork Happy Hour at Gran Castor

Wednesday, July 24 | 5:00 PM Rub elbows, swap business cards and join the over 450 young Jewish professionals who have discovered that the best networking in Detroit is at NEXTWork. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free of charge. Gran Castor 2950 Rochester Rd Troy, MI 48083 Cash bar. Light […]

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Jul
25

NEXTGen Detroit’s Wine Tasting & Cheese Pairing at Detroit Vineyards

July 25 | 7 PM Detroit Vineyards 1000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 Cost: $25 per person | Space is extremely limited Working with a collection of Michigan and Detroit-based grape growers, Detroit Vineyards is making amazing wines right here in the Motor City — and we’re going to taste them! Our favorite cheese experts […]

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