Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives

Oral History Archives

The oral history collection of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives seeks to tell the history of Jewish Detroit through the recollection of those who lived it.

Diaspora in Detroit

This collection records the stories of Jewish immigration to Detroit, focusing on memories of the subject’s native homeland and their journey to the United States and Detroit.

Women in Leadership

This collection documents the history of the Women’s Philanthropy department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit through the personal recollection and reflection of women who served as a president, campaign chair and staff members. The stories explore the role of women in leadership positions and the events that shaped Women’s Philanthropy since its inception in 1946.

The Albert and Pauline Dubin

Oral History Archives

This collection includes stories from influential leaders, philanthropists, and those who have helped to shape the Detroit Jewish community.