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Come and Explore Detroit’s Two Oldest Jewish Cemeteries

October 13, 2013 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Sunday, October 13
Detroit’s Two Oldest Jewish Cemeteries: A Tour of Beth Olem and Elmwood 

 

 Join JHSM and the Leo M. Franklin Archives of Temple Beth El as we spend a fall afternoon exploring the beautiful and historic Beth Olem Cemetery and the Temple Beth El section of Elmwood Cemetery.  Docents will provide the histories and biographies of the famous and not-so-famous residents of Detroit’s two oldest Jewish cemeteries, while at the same time exploring the areas surrounding these parks.   

This rare opportunity to see Beth Olem Cemetery, located on the grounds of GM’s Poletown Plant and only open to the public twice per year, is a chance to explore one of the city’s most historic burial sites. We will also visit the Frederick Olmstead designed Elmwood Cemetery.  Olmstead chose to create a park-like setting that could be not only a place of mourning, but also inspiration, a gathering place for the community. Not only is this beautiful cemetery the final resting place of some of Detroit’s most historic Jewish leaders, it is also site of the historic Civil War-era Bloody Run battle.  And, here’s a piece of trivia: the Elmwood Cemetery is the only place where Detroit’s original topography, hills and all, is left intact. 

Tour will go as planned, rain or shine.  Please wear comfortable, flat shoes.  

This tour will depart from Temple Beth El
Bus will load at 11:45 a..m and depart promptly at NOON
PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE
(this time has been changed to accommodate cemetery schedules)
Return by 4:45 p.m.

JHSM and Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archive Members $28  • Non members $36

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Details

Date:
October 13, 2013
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Venue

Depart from Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, 48301
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Organizer

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