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Learn more about the rich history and resurgence of Temple Beth-El in Alpena.

 

J-Cycle 8 Interactive Map

Were you unable to attend our wildly popular bicycle tour of Jewish Detroit? Our route below gives you a taste of what you missed. This map is made possible by a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area. We appreciate their support!

 

J-Cycle Interactive Map

 

Looking for Some Good Reading Material on Jews in Michigan?

• American Jewish History, Journal of the American Jewish Historical Society. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

• Applebaum, Phillip. The Wetsmans: Odyssey of an American Family. William Morse Davidson, 1994.  Online access: https://links.cjh.org/primo/cjh_digitool6578753

• Bolkosky, Sidney. Harmony and Dissonance, Voices of Jewish Identity in Detroit, 1914-1967. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991.

• Cantor, Judith Levin. Jews in Michigan. (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan). East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001.

• Cohen, Irwin. Jewish Detroit: A Pictorial History. Arcadia Press, 2002.

• Demetriou, Karen Kritz, & Fran Rubin Weinstein. Temple B’nai Israel, 100 Years: Saginaw, Michigan, 1890-1990. Saginaw: Golden Jubilee, 1942.

• Devlin, Dennis S. Muskegon’s Jewish Community: A Centennial History, 1888-1988. Muskegon: Dana Corp., 1988.

• Edgar, Dr. Irving I. A History of Early Jewish Physicians in the State of Michigan. New York: Philosophical Library, 1982.

• Friedlander, Alex.  From Suwalki to St. Ignace: A History of the Rosenthal, Reinhertz, Blumrosen, Winkelman, and Related Families.  Brooklyn, NY: Breakaway Productions, 2003. Online access: https://links.cjh.org/primo/cjh_digitool6586659

• Grad, Eli, and Bette Roth. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 5622-5742, 1861-1981. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1982.

• Katz, Irving I., and Dr. Jacob Marcus. The Beth El Story. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1955.

• Kraus, Bea. A Time to Remember: A History of the Jewish Community in South Haven. Allegan Forest, MI: The Priscilla Press, 1999.
(Available at First Hebrew Congregation, 263 Broadway, South Haven, MI 49090)

• Michigan History, Journal of the Historical Society of Michigan. 1305 Abbott Rd., Lansing, MI 48823.

• Michigan Jewish History, Annual Journal of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. West Bloomfield, MI.
Contact us to find out how you can receive a copy of the current issue.  Browse our online archive of past issues.

• Rockaway, Robert. The Jews of Detroit, From the Beginning, 1762-1914. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1986.

 

Links to digitized content provided by our friends at the Center for Jewish History.

                                

 

 

 


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