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.
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.
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.
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.
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.