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Jewish Historical Society of Michigan

Our Mission

Founded in 1959, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, a not-for-profit educational organization, preserves and curates the history of Jewish Michigan.

What We Do

We celebrate and share the past with our communities, state, nation, and the world through meaningful and fun programming for all.  We offer innovative, docent-led lectures, tours, and classroom lessons.  Our engaging programming is designed to inspire and build pride in the Jewish community's historic contributions and preserve them for future generations.  We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual journal of Michigan's Jewish History and also maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest collection of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools.  In all our undertakings, we affirm that Michigan's Jewish history is for all.

Betsy Winkelman

Betsy Winkelman

Passionately "Green"


An activist since youth, Betsy Wilson Winkelman has recognized the importance of caring for others both far away and in her neighborhood, through the preservation of human rights and the environment.

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