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Help JHSM Preserve “Herstory”


The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan invites you to help us collect, preserve, and celebrate the stories and achievements of Michigan’s Jewish women who helped build and shape our communities, institutions, and organizations.  There are two ways you can participate.

First, we invite you to attend the Michigan Women Who Made a Difference Jewish Voices Conference at Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapids on June 27, 2016.  View of a copy of the conference brochure by clicking HERE.

As you can see, a fantastic day is planned!  There will be workshops, a luncheon and musical performance, and an afternoon panel discussion on barriers faced by Jewish women both yesterday and today.  There is no charge for the conference, and travel stipends are available.

We hope you will consider attending.  To register, please mail back the attached registration form to the address listed on the form, or register online at

Second, we encourage you to submit a biography of the Michigan woman in your life “who made a difference.”  Biographies need not be long. You can download that form by CLICKING HERE. All we ask is that you complete whatever information you know. Beyond that, you are welcome to write a separate narrative about your Michigan woman to send to us.  It can be as short as a few sentences if that is all the information you have.  Every biography, short or long, is important.

Please do not hesitate to contact JHSM at 248-432-5517 or if you have any questions.

Labor Day Lox Box Time Is Here

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I’m sure that most of you know the drill by now. It’s lox and bagel time. It also means our South Haven summer is coming to a close. So, I’m sure you’ll want to finish it out in style. That means one of our delicious lox boxes. We make them, you enjoy them! Yes, it’s just that easy.

Here’s all you need to know to enjoy one of these complete breakfast/brunch feasts.

WHEN: Sunday, July 5th
PICKUP: From 10am to Noon
INCLUDES: Chicago Bagels, Lox, Cream Cheese, Onion, Tomato, Juice,
Home Made Pastry & more
COST: 2 person bag, $18 | 4 person bag, $36
TO ORDER: 616-820-5623 or 269-637-1603



Rabbi Dreyfuss To Lead Shabbat Services

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We’ve got some exciting news to pass along. Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus will lead two shabbat services here at the First Hebrew Congregation. Make plans now to join us on August 1st and 15th at 8pm.

As many of you already know, Rabbi Dreyfus is a national leader in the reform movement. She has just returned from a month of study in Israel and will have a lot to share with us.

An Oneg Shabbat will follow each of the services. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a summertime visit to the temple. We’re hoping to see you there!