Engage with us and learn about Michigan's rich Jewish history! We offer meaningful and informative programming--from lectures with renowned scholars and amazing bus and bike tours through historic neighborhoods, to our award-winning publications. We have something for everyone! Take a look at some of our signature programming below.
Let's unearth the community's hidden treasures together! Our roving band of history experts is in search of your family objects and their stories. Join us as we survey the state, learn about the past through material culture, and talk about tips and tricks for object care.
Some of our finds may even wind up in our April 2024 exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum! Check out our events calendar below to find our next roadshow, and bring your heirlooms or come just to watch the fun.
Looking to experience our popular DIA: Jewish Connections tours with your school, work, family, or friend group? Book a private tour!
Overseen by tour directors Barbara Cohn and Sue Kalisky, our seasoned docents will introduce you to Hebrew writing on artworks, Nazi-looted art rescued by the Monuments Men, Jewish figures in the “Detroit Industry” murals, and more.
This is a tour you will remember.
All aboard for a great group activity! JHSM’s award-winning bus, car, and bike tours of historic Jewish Detroit are just the ticket. Tailored to your group's interests and timetable, our tours offer visits to former synagogues and explorations of historic sites of interest.
Private tours are a meaningful and popular way for families, school groups, organizations, sisterhoods, reunion committees, and more to gain a deeper connection to Detroit’s Jewish roots. Click below to contact us about booking a customized private tour!
Let our docents come to you (in person or on Zoom). Choose from:
Think you’ve seen it all? You’ll love our behind-the-scenes insider experiences. Go “back of house” to view rarely-seen Jewish collections. Poke around little-visited Jewish landmarks. Pick public historians' brains on history-in-the-news issues.
We have your backstage pass to Michigan Jewish history’s most exclusive tickets. Check our calendar for upcoming offerings.