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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The Genealogy Journey: from Research to Reunion

Calling all genealogy enthusiasts!

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Upcoming Events

Jun
28

Maimonides Society Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour at Bistro Joe’s! Schmooze and connect with fellow physicians and hear about opportunities to get involved with Federation’s Maimonides Society.     Thursday, June 28th | 6-8 PM Bistro Joe’s 34244 Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009 Cost $18 per person | Appetizers and drinks Maimonides Society Co-Chairs Danny Aronovitz […]

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Jun
28

Sip Of Summer Event

NEXTGen Detroit’s Community Fundraiser Thursday, June 28, 2018 7 PM – 11 PM The Scarab Club, Detroit 21+ only. Dietary laws observed. Summer chic attire suggested.

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Jul
9

Mayhem to Meditation: How to Relax in the Workplace

Join NEXTGen Detroit and JVS for a guided meditation and journaling workshop led by Brandon Klein, Meditation Coach and Founder of WiseMindGentleSoul. Brandon will offer tips for taking mindfulness into the workplace and help us navigate our way from mayhem to meditation. Monday, July 9 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM The Group Exercise Studio at […]

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Jul
10

The Genealogy Journey: from Research to Reunion

July 10, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building Back by popular demand! If you missed our last Introduction to Jewish Genealogy session, we are putting on a second show! Genealogy expert Jim Grey will guide you through the maze of records available, from vital records to census records, ship […]

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