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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, June 23!  

Registration is now closed. 


The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and Jewish Windsor are teaming up to explore and discover Windsor’s Jewish history.

All U.S. passengers must have a valid U.S. Passport, Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License. 

The communities of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan have a unique relationship: international neighbors joined together by a mighty river, a bridge and a tunnel. From the moment Windsor’s first Jewish settler, Moses David, came from Montreal to the fur-trading post of Sandwich, the link to the two communities was established.  In the more than 200 years since, Windsor has held a unique place in Canada’s and North America’s Jewish history.

Spend the day exploring the Canadian “City of Roses” with JHSM and Jewish Windsor.  Price includes all fees, snack and lunch (dietary laws will be observed). 

Many thanks to the Ravitz Foundation and Sutts Strosberg LLP for their support of this international event.

Detroit-area passengers, buses will depart at 9:00 a.m. from Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Rd., Southfield (returning at 3 p.m.)
All passengers will meet at the Windsor JCC.  We will re-board the buses and begin the tour at 10 a.m.  Windsor-area guests, please arrive at the JCC by 9:45 a.m. 1641 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8X 1K9

Our tour is a sell-out!  Thanks for your participation.  

Questions? Call our office, 248-432-5517. 



June 23, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$36 per person
Event Category:


Jewish Community Center
1641 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, Ontario N8X 1K9 Canada


Jewish Historical Society of Michigan