Legacy

25 years 25 treasures
June 1, 2016

25 Years, 25 Treasures

Since 1991, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives has collected over 2 million documents, 25,000 photographs and recorded over 100 oral histories which chronicle the rich and varied history of Detroit’s Jewish community. And, in honor of this milestone anniversary, it is showcasing some of its most significant and rarely-seen objects, documents and photographs.

Amanda Fisher
February 22, 2016

Next Gen Trustee with Big Shoes to Fill

Philanthropist at 29, Amanda Fisher a social entrepreneur, a PR pro and rising star in real estate sales with Renee Acho at Hall and Hunter; running in high heels to blaze her own trail in the Fisher family; in service to the community as a Vice-Chair of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

January 4, 2016

See What “Pops Up” in Jewish Detroit History

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jewish Community Archives, whose holdings now surpass two million documents, 25,000 photographs, and 100 oral history interviews.The celebration includes a “pop-up” exhibit, called Creating a Jewish Community, which kicks off in January and will run throughout 2016, hitting more than thirty locations around Metro Detroit.

January 4, 2016

Where There’s a Will Leather Goods, There’s a Way

Newcomer to the neighborhood and a welcoming gathering place in Midtown, Will Leather Goods is a 9,000-square-foot retail experience selling bags, belts, hats, home goods and a great cup of coffee, too.

A Geneology Treasure Hunt
October 30, 2015

Lost and Found! A Genealogy Treasure Hunt

Genealogy enthusiasts rejoice! The Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index is back online and a great resource for long lost records.

Nancy Grosfeld
October 15, 2015

Honored Community Builder

Meet Nancy Grosfeld, past President of Federation, current Chair of the Centennial Fund to secure Jewish Detroit’s future; recipient of Federation’s foremost honor, the 2015 Fred M. Butzel Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the health, education and well-being of the community through volunteer leadership and philanthropy.

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