The Levinsons: First Jews in Birmingham


Join JHSM for a lecture by Leslie Pielack, Director of Birmingham Museum, on the first Jews in Birmingham. In the late 19th century, an immigrant Jewish family found opportunity and welcome in the small village of Birmingham, Michigan, and established a home there as the first Jews in the town. Their family legacy reaches into the present through their descendants, including brothers Senator Carl and Representative Sander Levin. This presentation will discuss how Morris and Gitel Levinson became successful merchants and changed the face of Birmingham.

Chaired by Sue Kalisky and Linda Minns.

Dessert reception following the lecture.

Parking available at metered spaces around the library and at Martin Street Parking Structure.


Wednesday, March 25, 7:00PM

JHSM members: $10

Non-members: $18




300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI

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