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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.

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Chene Street History Project: Lecture and Presentation

June 4, 2013 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

| $5

Get ready to be “wowed!” 

Chene Street History Project Lecture by Marian Krzyzowski
Tuesday, June 4
Congregation Shaarey Zedek (Southfield) 

$5 at the door, RSVPs requested. 

Come and hear the stories of Jewish family and business life in this community of neighbors and friends.  Stories of friendships, relationships and even a heartening Love Story!

Chene Street, once one of Detroit’s most vibrant commercial corridors, was also the heart of family, work, and social life for hundreds of Eastern European Jews. Although virtually no sign of that neighborhood remains today, Mr. Krzyzowski’s Chene Street History Project has helped to recreate the culture of the community. He provides a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the families who made the area their home, opening shops and businesses along the corridor. Using an archives of nearly 30 recorded oral histories of neighborhood Jewish families, personal photographs and letters and postcards written in Yiddish, Polish and German, the Project is a gem that has attracted the attention of historians, academics and students interested in social history. 

The Jewish Presence on Chene Street provides a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the hundreds of Jewish families who made their living along the street and contributed to the growth and dynamism of the Chene neighborhoods. Using an archives of nearly 30 recorded oral histories of neighborhood Jewish families, personal photographs and hundreds of letters and postcards written in Yiddish, Polish and German, the Project has attracted the attention of historians, academics and U-M Jewish students interested in social history. Together this team has devoted hundreds of hours to preserving the material and spiritual world that was Chene Street Jewry.

Marian Krzyzowski is Director of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan, which carries out research and assists Midwest communities in the area of economic and community development. He has several degrees from the University of Michigan and one from Wayne State University. As director of the Chene Street History Project, Marian has, for 10 years, immersed himself in the social history of a neighborhood that he lived in as a child.

 $5 admission (payable at the door); RSVP by phone, 248-432-5517 or by clicking here.  

Charge payments accepted, in advance, $20 minimum charge.

Details

Date:
June 4, 2013
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
$5
Event Category:

Venue

Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Rd, Southfield, 48034
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Organizer

Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
Phone:
248-432-5517
Email:
Website:
www.michjewishhistory.org