Michigan's First Jewish Settler
Detroit's First Jewish Community Center
A Fishy Part of Detroit’s Jewish History
An Island of Beauty and Refuge in the City of Detroit
In 1861, the year the Civil War began, there were just 151 Jewish families in Michigan.
Near this site, in 1850, a small group of German-Jewish immigrants gathered at the home of Isaac and Sarah Cozens and formed the Bet El Society. Here Marcus Cohen, a layman, conducted the first Jewish religious service in Detroit.
Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3003