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Celebrate The Catskills Of The Midwest


Some of you may remember the Catskills of the Midwest exhibit that the Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) put on in 2005.  Because of popular demand HASH decided to display the exhibit up again this summer.

In conjunction with the HASH exhibit, HASH and the First Hebrew Congregation are sponsoring a joint event on Sunday, June 26th. A brunch at the Historical Association from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Klezmer music performed by the Klezmedics, will be featured, along with dessert at the shul from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

For those who keep kosher there will be special lunch boxes prepared in our glatt kosher kitchen.  At 3 p.m. there will be a trolley tour of the Jewish resorts. The cost of the entire event will be $10.  Free trolley rides will be available between HASH and FHC.

Advanced tickets are available at Lakeshore Paint & Glass on Broadway or at HASH on 355 Hubbard St. and those wishing to make a donation to off-set the exhibit costs may call HASH at 269-637-6424 or by emailing hashlibrary@yahoo.com.

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 www.michjewishhistory.org.

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 tweissman@michjewishhistory.org if you have any questions.