News and Events

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The Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives and the Mary Einstein Shapero Memorial Lecture presents:

Film producers Carol King and Michael Rose, will take us behind the scenes of the upcoming documentary “The Trial of Henry Ford.” Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – Temple Beth El

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Writing Memoir: A 5-Week Workshop on How to Make Your Personal Stories Come Alive

While autobiography tells the story of a life – memoir tells a story from that life.  Our personal stories are important.

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The Bulletin

JHSM is pleased to introduce our newest publication, the Michigan Jewish History Bulletin. Published annually and distributed to our membership, the colorful newsletter can be read by clicking the link below.

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Our Mission

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions of the Jews of Michigan to our state, our nation and the world. Throughout the year, we present docent-led tours of historic Jewish Detroit and Southeast Michigan and host interesting lectures, book discussions and film viewings. We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual journal, and maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest collection of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools.