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 How an archive collects and organizes thousands of feet of historical documents? Have you ever wanted a peak at collections that are rarely seen by the public? 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.

In addition, your gift will help us continue to collect and preserve the history of Jewish Detroit.

Annual membership is $36.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Nov
19

Saving Lives When Disaster Strikes: An Evening with Dr. Ofer Merin

Join us as we welcome renowned Israeli cardiac and trauma surgeon Dr. Ofer Merin to Detroit for this special community-wide event presented by Federation’s Maimonides Society. Dr. Merin will speak about his experiences in the field and the challenges of providing medical care in disaster zones and responding to terror incidents.  Monday, November 19 | […]

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Nov
24

Latke Vodka

Latke Vodka has a new beat, and it’s about to drop. Late Night Food | Ca$h Bar | 21+ Only | Dietary Laws Observed

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Wine Down
Nov
28

NEXTGen Interfaith Couples Wine Tasting

NEXTGen Interfaith Couples is kicking off the year with a wine tasting event. Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 to 9:00 pm “Wine down” with NEXTGen Detroit Interfaith Couples! Join us for a private wine tasting with our friends at Michigan By The Bottle and the opportunity to get to know other local interfaith couples. Ticket price […]

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Dec
2

Israel Education Symposium – Building A Community Thread

with special guest speaker Dr. Zohar Raviv, International VP Of Education, Taglit-Birthright Israel Come join us in building a community thread, a shared language throughout the community regarding Israel and Israel education. Join educators, lay leaders and professionals of leading community organizations and be a part of the conversation. December 2, 2018 | 9:0O AM […]

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