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JHSM Insiders’ Tour: Detroit Historical Society Warehouse & Historic Fort Wayne

Cost : 42

Step back in time with JHSM as we explore the Detroit Historical Society’s Collections Resource Center and the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne. Guests will be treated to the rare opportunity to tour this artifact storage facility that houses more than 250,000 objects ranging from Native American moccasins, to Hudson’s and Winklemen’s shoe boxes, antique […]

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Jewish Heritage Day at Comerica Park

“Take me out to the ballgame…” Spend a day at Comerica Park with fellow Jewish Historical Society of Michigan fans and friends. Your ticket purchase includes a donation to JHSM and to Tamarack Camps, two of Michigan’s Jewish institutions dedicated to Jewish education and to strengthening Jewish identity. Click on the image and you will be connected […]

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Writing Memoir: A 4-Week Workshop on How to Make Your Personal Stories Come Alive

Cost : 55

Autobiography tells the story of a life.Memoir tells a story from that life. Our personal stories are important. History is, after all, about people, how they lived and what mattered to them. Personal stories bring history to life. The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan is pleased to offer a 4-week workshop on writing Short Memoir. […]

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58th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and Presentation of the Leonard N. Simons History Award

Cost : 40

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan is pleased to announce Aimee Ergas has been selected  as the 2017 Leonard N. Simons History Award honoree. Ms. Ergas will be honored at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society on Wednesday, May 1o, 2017. Wednesday, May 10, 20177:30 p.m.$40 per person, Dessert Reception to followTemple […]

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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.

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Michigan Women Who Made A Difference

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan’s Michigan Women Who Made a Difference (MWWMD) project seeks to document, preserve and share the stories and achievements of Michigan’s Jewish women who have helped build and shape our communities, institutions and organizations.

 

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Michigan Jewish History

Michigan Jewish History is a valuable resource enjoyed by readers and used by researchers worldwide. As the longest continuously published journal of local Jewish history in the U.S., Michigan Jewish History succeeds in creating a permanent record of the achievements and stories of Michigan’s Jewish communities, organizations, families and individuals.
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Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the ways in which our national pastime has served as a pathway for learning and understanding American values for Jews and other immigrant groups and their descendants.

 

 

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