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 information on the creator, a scope and content note, which explains the collection’s provenance and arrangement, and a content list, typically at the box and folder level.

Finding Aids are available for the collections that have been processed and are hyperlinked below. In some instances, there may be a collection that does not currently have a finding aid but may still be open to researchers. These collections are also listed. If a finding aid is not available for a collection you are interested in seeing, please contact the archivist for more information. Please remember that our collections are housed in two different locations. If you are planning to schedule a visit and are unsure where a collection is housed please contact

Marjorie Mitshkun Acker Photograph Collection

Robert Aronson Papers

Adat Shalom Synagogue Records

American Jewish Congress: Detroit Section Records

Auxiliary for Jewish Home and Aging Services Records

Benyas Photographic Negatives

Birmingham Temple Records

Irwin Cohen Papers

Congregation Beit Kodesh Records

Congregation B’nai David Records

Detroit Jewish Newspapers Microfilm Collection

Ecumenical Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies Records

Fresh Air Society/Camp Tamarack Records

Alex Gerson Papers

Glennwood ORT Records

Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah Records

Gordon Grosscup Papers

Hebrew Free Loan Records (Restricted Collection)

Hillel Day School

Hillel of Metro Detroit Records

Janice Charach Gallery Records

JARC Records

Jewish Apartments and Services Records

Jewish Children’s Home Photograph Collection

Jewish Committee on Scouting – Detroit Area Council Records

Jewish Community Center Records

Jewish Community Relations Council Records

Jewish Family Service Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Microfilms

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Alliance for Jewish Education Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Annual Reports

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Miracle Missions 1-4 Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Missions Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Opening the Doors Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Partnership2Gether Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Real Estate Division Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Teen Missions Records

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Video Collection

Jewish Fund Records

Jewish Home for the Aged Records

Janet Birkrant Levine Papers

Lieberman Family Papers

Ida Milstein Lowe Papers

Mizrachi Records

National Council of Jewish Women: Greater Detroit Section Records

Neighborhood Project Records

NFTY Michigan Records

Ostrovtzer Friendship Society Records

Bernard Panush Papers

Sol Panush Papers

Pevin Family Papers

Saturday Luncheon Club Records

Ruth Adler Schnee Papers

Sheruth League Records

Sholem Aleichem Institute Records

Sidney Siegel Film Collection

Leonard Simons Papers

Sinai Hospital Guild Records

Sinai Hospital Records

Philip Slomovitz Papers

Small Collections

Isidore Sobeloff Papers

Soviet Jewry Records

Rabbi Joshua Sperka Papers

Synagogue 2000 Records

Gershon Weiner Papers

Josephine Weiner Records

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism – Michigan Branch Records

Zionist Organization of American Records

Paul Zuckerman Papers

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A Special Screening of LIKE: Please Note the Date Change to March 26

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling issue, Jewish Federation’s screening of the film LIKE is being moved to Tuesday, March 26. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the Maple Theater on the 26th.

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What’s a Jew to Do? The Jewish Response to the Rise in White Nationalism.

March 28th | 6:30 to 8:30 PM The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. As Jews, we are painfully aware that antisemitism is on the rise. In 2017, our country saw a 57% spike in incidents motivated by anti-Jewish bias including physical assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions according to the Anti-Defamation League. In […]

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Add some light to your Saturday night! Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Temple Emanu-el 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI Help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to new friends at our first ever Havdalah Hang Out! What better way to start a new week than with an […]

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Sunday, March 31st | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM The Lean Body Studio 29924 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 48073 Cost: $10 Making Moves Join NEXTGen Detroit for this ladies-only event as we reimagine how we… THINK Hear Ricki Friedman of BREAK the Weight discuss how to implement sustainable healthy habits into your life. MOVE Experience The Lean […]

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