Digital Database

The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives has an extensive photograph collection of more than 25,000 photographs representing Federation, its member agencies, local Jewish organization and historic Detroit. The Archives is working to digitize its photograph collection and publish finding aids to its collections. As our collections database only holds a fraction of our collection,…Read More »

Finding Aids

A finding aid is a document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records within an archive. “Records” are archival collections that were created by an institution or organization and “Papers” are collections that were created by an individual or family. A finding aid typically includes a biographical/historical note, which provides background…Read More »

Jewish Genealogy – Moving Forward

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building 6735 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 If you have taken our Introduction to Jewish Genealogy seminar or have the basics down but you’re not sure what to do next, the Moving Forward session is for you. The Leonard N….Read More »

Friends of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives

For 25 years, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives has collected, preserved, and shared the records of Detroit’s Jewish community. Our vast collection includes more than 2 million documents, 25,000 photographs, and 100 oral history interviews. Have you ever wondered what an archivist does? How an archive collects and organizes thousands of feet of…Read More »

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