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September 2016

Chasing Dreams

September 8, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Presented locally by the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and the Detroit Historical Society, Chasing Dreams explores the ways in which baseball has reflected not only the opportunities in American society and culture, but also the challenges—including…

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Jewish History Detective Lecture

September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Beth El,
7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
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In 1926, Temple Beth El members Morris Friedberg and Maurice Caplan became the first American owners of the Canadian hockey team that evolved into what is now the Detroit Red Wings.

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September 25, 2016 @ 1:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Comerica Park,
2100 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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Each ticket package includes your choice of an Upper Box Infield or Upper Reserved ticket, a Detroit Tigers Hank Greenberg Hall Of Fame plaque, a Detroit Tigers yarmulke, and a five dollar donation to the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.

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La Shana Tova JHSM

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - October 15, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

 Honor the work of JHSM by making a Tribute Donation.  

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November 2016

Writing Memoir: A 6-Week Workshop on How to Make Your Personal Stories Come Alive

November 1, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jewish Community Center – West Bloomfield,
6600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield Township, 48322 United States
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While 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. JHSM’s Memoir Writing Workshop will explore and mine the personal experiences that connect us to Michigan's Jewish community.Award-winning writer and instructor, Joy Gaines- Friedler, will guide JHSM members interested in learning the craft of writing memoir through this four-week workshop.  Participants will be led through the creative…

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We are thankful for your support. Consider a year-end gift to JHSM today.

November 23, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - December 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
December 2016

A Tour of Five Synagogues

December 4, 2016 @ 12:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Enjoy the art, architecture and history of five present-day synagogues, including what came with them from their former buildings in Detroit.

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The Bulletin

December 31, 2016
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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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Michigan Women Who Made A Difference

December 31, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. These are the women who led community organizations, founded businesses, or were political and social justice leaders. These are women who often stood in the background, who led with strength, dignity and silence and whose stories are largely untold. And, these…

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February 2017

Nosh Gen: Bowling in the Motor City

February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Century Bowl,
7345 Highland Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329
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JHSM is honored to present, Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American, an exhibition which 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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