The Journal

Michigan Jewish History…

Glorious reading for those who love history; an invaluable tool for researchers

Michigan Jewish History is a valuable resource enjoyed by readers and used by researchers worldwide. As the longest continuously published journal of local Jewish history in the U.S., Michigan Jewish History succeeds in creating a permanent record of the achievements and stories of Michigan’s Jewish communities, organizations, families and individuals.  Published annually, the Journal covers a diverse range of topics ranging from Michigan’s earliest Jewish pioneers and communities to the contributions of Michigan Jewish leaders both past and present. Michigan Jewish History is distributed exclusively to members of the JHSM and to libraries and universities.  

Michigan Jewish History
Digitized Index

 Michigan Jewish History Digitized Index

The JHSM index digitalization project is dedicated to Judith Levin Cantor in honor of her commitment and dedication to the creation of this online resource, with our gratitude: JHSM Current and Past Presidents (Joan Braun, Judith Cantor, Arnold Collens, Gerald Cook, Michael Maddin, Stanley Meretsky and Adele Staller).

Celebrating the
Digitized Index

Celebrating the Digital Index

Do you want to help us continue this wonderful project? Please click here to make a donation to Celebrating the Digital Index.

Michigan Jewish History
Digitized Index User Guide

Michigan Jewish History Digitized Index How To Guide

The Michigan Jewish History Digitized Index uses a technology known as ArcaSearch. ArcaSearch allows us to create a searchable database containing every issue of our beloved journal. If you’re a first time user, this guide will help you understand how to navigate the journals.



The Jewish War Veterans Project

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, Jewish War Veterans of Michigan, Leo M. Franklin Archives at Temple Beth El and Congregation Shaarey Zedek Archives are compiling a list of Jewish Michigan war veterans.  In particular, we are looking to assemble a list of names of those who served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  If you or someone you know served, please fill out this form. Provide us with the individual’s name, military branch, rank, the war and years served and any honors received.  Don’t forget to let us know how we can reach you!  You may also provide this information to us by phone, 248-432-5517.  Thank you.