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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 engaging programming for all.  We offer innovative, docent-led lectures, tours, and classroom lessons.  Our immersive and experiential events are designed to instill, astonish, inspire, and build pride in the Jewish community's historic contributions and preserve them for future generations.  Our groundbreaking collaborations put us on the forefront of history as social activism.  We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual peer-reviewed journal--our commitment to producing knowledge for students, scholars, and the general public.  We also maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest gathering of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools.  In all our undertakings, we affirm that Michigan's Jewish history is for everyone.

Adele Staller

Adele Staller

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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