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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, September 22, 2013

An all-new Settlers to Citizens Series tour…Historic, Jewish Northwest Detroit 

With a route that reaches beyond the path rode by J-Cycle bike tour participants, our trip to Northwest Detroit is sure to be a delight.  JHSM docents will guide us through this scenic area of Detroit.  We will visit former synagogues such as Temple Israel and Adat Shalom, reminisce along the Avenue of Fashion, travel to the Henry Ford and Mumford High School areas, see the Meyers/Curtis JCC, enjoy a walking tour of Palmer Woods and  more.  

Join us for this inaugural tour planned exclusively for JHSM members and their guests.  



Sunday, September 22, 2013
$36 per person, includes lunch (dietary laws observed)
Bus Departs promptly at 1o:30 a.m. from the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus


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September 22, 2013
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$36 per person
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Oak Park Jewish Community Center
15110 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237 United States
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