Jewish Historical Society of Michigan

Illuminating the past for a brighter future

West Bloomfield, MI   |  www.jhsmichigan.org

Mission

Founded in 1959, JHSM, a nonprofit educational organization, interprets and highlights the history of Jewish Michigan. Through the past, we understand our present and actively shape our future. We firmly believe in history as activism. Our mission is to glean wisdom from the tragedies and triumphs of the past to path our future. In the classroom, the boardroom, or out in the community, JHSM brings the past into dialogue with the present to illuminate and advance the aims of social justice. With your help, we can achieve our vision: illuminating the past for a brighter future.

Ruling year info

1961

Executive Director

Catherine Cangany PhD

Main address

33228 West 12 Mile Rd. #349

West Bloomfield, MI 48334 USA

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EIN

38-6056397

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Jewish (X30)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

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Jewish History Curriculum

Targeting 5th and 6th-grade religious school students, our Jewish History Curriculum begins with "The Traveling Trunk," an immersive four-part series of classroom lessons that actively explore and engage in the history of Michigan's Jewish community. It concludes with a hands-on, experiential bus tour of historic Jewish Detroit or Jewish Ann Arbor, connecting Michigan's Jewish past with its Jewish future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our Speakers' Bureau, staffed by highly trained docents, travels around the state to present multimedia “virtual tours” of historic Jewish Michigan. Topics include Detroit Jewish History, 1760s-1940s; Northwest Detroit; The Synagogues of Michigan; Michigan Women Who Made a Difference; Michigan's Jewish Cemeteries; and Jewish Yearbook Show & Tell (highlights of our collection).

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Retired people

THE MWWMD Project collects and preserves the biographies of Michigan women who helped build and shape Michigan’s Jewish communities, and shares those biographies through an online archive and gallery: https://www.michjewishhistory.org/mwwmd/.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Since 2010 we have offered an annual bicycle tour of historic Jewish Detroit. Held the third Sunday in August to a sold-out crowd, J-Cycle gives riders of all ages and abilities a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city while learning about Detroit's rich Jewish history. The route and stops vary each year, but the ride is always a blast!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Looking for a great activity for your family reunion or tour group? JHSM’s award-winning bus tours give life to Detroit’s rich Jewish history and showcase the accomplishments of Jewish people. Tailored to your group's interests and timetable, our tours offer visits to former synagogues and explorations of sites of historic interest, both old and new. Our tours are designed to entertain, educate, and inform. A great way to hand down stories to the next generation!

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Jewish people
Jewish people
Age groups
Families

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Financials

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Jewish Historical Society of Michigan

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Risha Ring

Risha Ring, PhD

Consultant

Michael Maddin

Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller

Ralph Woronoff, CPA

Woronoff, Hyman, Levinson & Alderman PC

Jacquelyn Ekus

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No