A Fishy Part of Detroit’s Jewish History
First female mayor of Oak Park campaigned tirelessly to keep Jewish community intact
All-city athlete, standout pianist, and historian who left a legacy at Temple Beth El
He achieved great fame within Detroit for stories of his great strength as well as co-founding the B’nai David synagogue.
Meet Flora Hommel, a native Detroiter and founder of the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association (CWPEA)
First female intern at Hurley Hospital devoted life to aiding women and children
In 1885, Congregation Beth El in Traverse City was formed. Traverse City’s early Jewish settlers came from Eastern Europe, largely from Russia and Poland.
In 1911, Aaron founded the Aaron DeRoy Car Co. and opened a Studebaker dealership, becoming the first Jewish auto-dealership owner.
David Emil Henieman, born in Detroit on October 17, 1865, was the son of Emil and Fanny Butzel Heineman, prominent Jewish Detroiters who ran a clothing store within Detroit’s Russell House on Campus Martius, and were very involved in the community.