While many events have shaped the Detroit Jewish community since the founding of the Jewish News in 1942, a handful have had extraordinary impact. With input from a cross-section of community members, the Detroit Jewish News Foundation has compiled a list of these notable “Top Stories.”
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Jewish News, the Foundation’s William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History has packaged “Top Stories” into a special feature for you. These stories will be added periodically to this site throughout the 75th anniversary year, which runs through March of 2018.
SIGNIFICANTLY, you are now able to attach your own video, audio or written recollections of these “Top Stories!” Once submitted and accepted, your memories – or those of a family member – will become a permanent part of the Foundation site.
The initial “Top Story” is the 1966 shooting and subsequent passing of Rabbi Morris Adler during Shabbat services at Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. “Top Stories” to be added in the coming months include the 1948 founding of the state of Israel, the 1967 Six Day War, the 1967 Detroit riots, the 1942 founding of the Jewish News, World War II, the Holocaust and subsequent absorption of refugees, Soviet Emigration, and Detroit’s historic Jewish demographic trends.
Thank you for utilizing the Foundation’s website and the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History and helping to assure – through your submissions and charitable contributions – that its contents will be available without charge to future generations for their edification and enjoyment!
Selected Articles about Soviet Emigration from the Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History