Join us
projects
projects
projects
logo

Sunday
October 13, 2013

12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Bus Departs at 12 noon
from Temple Beth El,
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills

$28 per person
JHSM/TBE members

$36 per person
Non-members

A Tour of Detroit's
Two Oldest Jewish Cemeteries

Join JHSM and the Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives of Temple Beth El as we spend a fall afternoon exploring the beautiful and historic Beth Olem Cemetery and Temple Beth E's Lafayette Cemetery, adjacent to the lovely Elmwood Cemetery. Archivist Jan Durecki and historian Marc Manson will provide the histories and biographies of some of those interred at these cemeteries. In addition, we'll explore by bus some of the areas where the Jewish population resided when these two cemeteries were in active use.

This is a rare opportunity to see Beth Olem Cemetery, located on the grounds of GM's Poletown Plant and open to the public only twice each year. In conjunction with our tour of the Lafayette Cemetery, originally called the Champlain Street Cemetery, we will visit Elmwood Cemetery, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. This non-denominational cemetery, with its rolling hills and winding stream, was designed as a place of inspiration for the community and is the ?nal resting place of some of Detroit's most historic leaders. The Elmwood Cemetery is also the site of the historic 1763 Bloody Run battle and is the only place where Detroit's original topography remains intact.

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

January 2015
$55

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

January 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Beth El,
7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
+ Google Map

With appreciation to our partners and co-sponsors, the Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives at Temple Beth El and the Office Connection.

Find out more »
February 2015

NOW OPEN! Michigan Jewish History’s Digitized Index

February 1, 2015

More glorious reading for those who love history; an invaluable tool for researchers

Find out more »