Museum of Jewish Michigan
Support our newest initiative, the Museum of Jewish Michigan, a place to gather to touch and learn about the past and pass it on to the next generation. Your gift helps us engage Gallagher & Associates (the foremost museum-planning firm) to conduct a visitor experience plan and feasibility study — the playbook for how to open the museum's doors and keep them open. Let's make history together.
Opportunities for Support
Center for Knowledge Production
Our understanding of the past is dynamic and evolving. We continually interpret it through the lens of current events, new evidence, and new methods for reinterpreting old evidence. Your support helps professional historians conduct academic-quality research through archives, libraries, historical sites, and interviews. Help propel the process of discovering and explaining the details of past events and creating a foundation of knowledge to help us all take meaningful action in a world shaped by those events.
Center for Knowledge Production helps support:
- JHSM Research Fellowship Program
- Michigan Jewish History Journal
- Documentary Film: Jewish Labor in the Auto Industry
Center for Youth and Family Education
L'dor v'dor (from generation to generation) is at the heart of JHSM’s mission. Your gift to the Center for Youth & Family Education allows us to offer a range of dynamic learning experiences for students of all ages and multi-generational families. Now, more than ever, history’s stories and lessons have so much to teach—especially about the present.
Center for Youth and Family Education helps support:
- Jewish History Curriculum: The Traveling Trunk
Center for Programming
In our programs, we dust off the past and bring it to vivid life through the gifts of our expert docents, interaction with leading scholars, and “boots on the ground” visits to historical sites. Your gift to the Center for Programming supports our core mission: meaningful, candid, and engaging presentations, discussions, and experiences that illuminate Michigan’s Jewish history for our state-wide community.
Your donation to the Center for Programming helps support:
- Speakers Bureau
- Bus Tours
- Visiting Scholar Lecture Series
Center for Outreach
Groundbreaking programming and story-telling synergy often happen through exciting collaborations with other community organizations and institutions. In 2018, we were able to co-program with The Henry Ford on the challenging topic of Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism. To pursue these collaborative forays into impactful historical truth, we need the resources to support these projects. Your gift to the Center for Outreach enables us to duplicate this success and explore the world of possibilities for collaborative programming it opened up. In the last year alone, we have worked with a diverse array of institutions, including Flint Institute of Arts, the Dearborn Historical Museum, Hazon, Limmud Michigan, and Reboot.
Your gift to the Center for Outreach helps support:
- JHSM Outreach and Programming Efforts
Center for Communications
Help us get the word out. An organization is only as effective as its ability to share information. And JHSM depends on the Michigan Jewish History Bulletin and michjewishhistory.org to publicly recognize donors and partners, share information about research efforts and upcoming programs, and communicate our mission within and beyond the Jewish community. Maintaining, improving, and expanding these crucial communications platforms is the key to sustaining and growing the reach of the knowledge we are committed to creating and disseminating.
Your donation to the Center for Communications helps support:
- Michigan Jewish History Bulletin
- Michjewishhistory.org Website renovation
Center for Leadership
Compelling programming depends entirely on the excellence of our staff and docent corps. As demand for our expertise grows, your gift to the Center for Leadership makes it possible to recruit, train, and retain talented personnel who can expand the reach of our knowledge and increase the success of our mission.
Your gift to the Center for Leadership helps support:
- Professional Development
- Full-Time Director of Volunteer Programs
Join the Joshua Society
By working with your attorney or accountant, you can arrange for JHSM to receive a gift of funds upon disbursement of your estate or assets. By naming JHSM as a beneficiary under your will or living trust, or through an insurance policy or 401K/IRA, you are making a gift to JHSM that will significantly impact our future. Although your bequest will come to JHSM at a later date, your commitment today enables you to find satisfaction and comfort in knowing you have ensured a gift to JHSM.
There are various types of bequests, and our Endowment Committee would be happy to visit with you to discuss in further detail. We will not ask for the amount of your gift, but we encourage you to discuss the intent of your gift with us so that we can comply with your wishes.
If you would like more information about JHSM’s Joshua Society, please email our executive director, Catherine Cangany, PhD.
Your Planned Gift Ensures JHSM Will Tell Michigan's Jewish History for Generations
"When your children shall ask their parents in time to come." Joshua 4:21
JHSM's founders chose this proverb wisely. Since 1959 we have been dedicated to interpreting and highlighting the contributions of our people to our communities, state, nation, and the world.
The Joshua Society is a planned giving program that helps to ensure the continuity of our mission. Joshua Society members have notified us that JHSM has been named as a beneficiary in their will or estate plan
Center for Operations
In order to generate academic excellence, we need a professional organization that sustains that pursuit and supports its growth. The stability and effectiveness of our organization depends on outstanding, experienced, and committed professional leadership. Your gift to the Center for Operations allows for the continued employment of a highly qualified executive director—including a competitive salary package and appropriate operating funds. Help us ensure a stable and effective foundation from which to pursue and expand the JHSM mission.
Your gift to the Center for Operations helps support:
- Executive Director's Salary & Benefits Package
- Executive Director's Office Operations Discretionary Fund
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.
Won't you join us?
Make a Donation to JHSM
As a non-profit, every donation sustains JHSM's mission to discover, record, share, and celebrate Michigan’s Jewish history. Our donors serve as the inspiration for us to continue to develop our fascinating tours and programs, and enable our team to provide access to never-before-seen historical information and compelling stories. While this work is enjoyed by our members today, the benefit of your gifts is that these stories will be preserved for generations to come.
Make a Tribute
Honor or memorialize a friend or loved one by supporting JHSM in their name. We will send one of our collector-edition tribute cards to the recipient on your behalf. You will receive notification of your donation and recognition in our annual Michigan Jewish History Bulletin. Tribute card donations begin at $18.
Support Michigan Women
Who Made a Difference
Michigan's Jewish history was largely shaped by brilliant, energetic, and generous women of vision. Join us in our quest to collect and share the myriad stories and biographies of the remarkable women who built our communities. The MWWMD website is a free resource that makes these stories available to researchers, students, activists, genealogists, and the community. Your support honors their contributions and helps preserve them as inspiration to future generations.
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