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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Historical Society of Michigan’

Henry Ford next to a Model T, 1921.

Henry Ford and the Jews

The Henry Ford hosts a first-ever Jewish-themed curator’s tour of its collection. Henry Ford’s public life of luminous invention and innovation was darkened by issues of anti-Semitism, but the museum that carries his name holds and showcases objects demonstrating momentous accomplishments of the Jewish community. Both the anti-Semitism and the accomplishments will be explored in…

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yamulke to represent the Detroit Jewish News during the Days of Awe

Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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JHSM honorees: Charles Domstein, Arnold Collens and Robert Kaplow.

Faces & Places – JHSM Awards

Photos by Elayne Gross It was natural that Arnold “Arnie” Collens would join the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan and rise through its ranks to serve as a docent, board member, president and, most recently, recipient of the 2018 Leonard N. Simons History Award. Collens credits his father, Harry, with instilling an early appreciation for…

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Jewish Archives – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Last week, I spent a bit of time with two of my favorite archivists: Sharon Alterman and Robbie Terman. It is always a real pleasure to visit with them, whether for professional reasons or just to chat. This was the catalyst for today’s column about Jewish archives and archivists, the keepers of Detroit’s Jewish history.…

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