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 How an archive collects and organizes thousands of feet of historical documents?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
Jun
27

NEXXTGen Detroit Presents
The Summer Mixxer @ Deluxx Fluxx

June 27 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM A #NoFilter Federation fundraiser at the most Instagrammed spot in #Detroit.   Deluxx Fluxx is a bar, arcade and art installation all in one — and this year it’s the site of our summertime fundraiser. Come out for a good cause mixxed with cocktails, food, music and all the black […]

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2019 Ride for the Living
Jun
30

Detroit Ride for the Living

Sunday, June 30th | 8 AM The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 kilometer bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, JFMD’s Israel & Overseas Department  and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here […]

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Jun
30

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily’s Splish Splash Bash
In Honor of PJ Library’s Book Mitzvah

June 30 | 9 AM – 11 AM Heritage Park 24725 Farmington Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48335 In honor of PJ Library’s Book Mitzvah, join us for some summer fun and a bagel breakfast with the Cappuccino Man. We’ll be at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills enjoying the playground and splash pad, PJ Library story […]

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Jul
12

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Field Day

Friday, July 12 | 5:00 PM Catalpa Oaks 27705 Greenfield Rd Southfield, MI 48076 Cost: $5 per person We’re throwing a good ol’ fashioned field day! It’s gonna be just like you remember — tug-of-war, potato sack race, relays. But you’re older now, so don’t forget to stretch. Dress in recess wear and get to […]

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