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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

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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Sunday August 18, 2013 

Jcycle III is sold out!

Thank you for your interest in our fantastic event.  More than 200 riders registered for the event, a few more than our capacity. Please join us in 2014!  Watch your emails for a Save the Date notification sometime this winter.

If you are interested in touring NW Detroit by bus, join us on September 22 for a bus tour of the area.  

J-cycle is a bicycle tour designed to celebrate the Jewish history of and the exciting developments happening in and around Detroit. Palmer Park will be the site of our morning kick-off and picnic lunch for this 14-mile long, easy-to-ride route that will include eight, docent-narrated stops.  Cyclists of all abilities will travel along the tree-lined streets of Sherwood Forest and see the gardens of two homes in Palmer Woods.  Our route explores the University District and Bagley area, past the new Mumford High School and along the Avenue of Fashion. Cyclists will also see the former JCC and former synagogues such as Temple Israel, Adat Shalom and Ahavas Achim. 

Pre-registration is required.  All riders must wear helmets.
Rider Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
First groups will depart at 9:00 a.m.  
Lunch following the ride in Palmer Park (Kosher)


August 18, 2013
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Palmer Park (Gatliff Memorial Swimming Pool area)
970 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit , MI 48203
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