The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions of the Jews of Michigan to our state, our nation and the world.
Throughout the year, we present docent-led tours of historic Jewish Detroit and Southeast Michigan and host interesting lectures, book discussions and film viewings. We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual journal, and maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest collection of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools.
Esther Shapiro was the first consumer education specialist at the Michigan Credit Union League, a statewide organization serving more than one million credit union families, developing educational programs and speaking to groups throughout the State. Esther’s goal was to give consumers a better understanding of their rights – and their responsibilities. Her mantra was “read the label,” and it applied to everyone, whether someone about to sign a contract, a shopper examining a can of food for purchase, or a voter filling out a ballot.