2024 Annual Meeting

Courtesy Elayne Gross Photography

It's that time of year again!  Time to take stock of our achievements, hold our annual elections, and celebrate with our members and friends!  Come early or stay late and go through our brand-new exhibit, "In the Neighborhood: Everyday Life on Hastings Street."  Free of charge and lots of fun!


Courtesy Elayne Gross Photography

The highlight of each annual meeting is the presentation of the Leonard N. Simons History-Maker Award, honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the enrichment and dissemination of Michigan Jewish history. This year's award will be given posthumously to Sam Woll, z"L.  Sam was a member of JHSM's Board of Directors and a community bridge builder who forged connections among many different communities. She had a keen interest in history and understood its importance in education and activism.  Her community work was historic in scope.



Election Slates

Directors (2024-2026)

Beryl Bessemer 

Roz Blanck

Rachel Francisco

Cindy Hughey

Margery Jablin

Andrew Lapin  

Stewart Shevin

Michael G. Smith

Joel Ungar


Director (2024-2025)

Gail Offen


Officers (2024-2025) 

President: Margery Jablin

Vice Presidents: Roz Blanck, Barbara Cohn, Nadav Pais-Greenapple

Treasurer: Ken Bernard

Secretary: Deede Auster



Need assistance?  info@jhsmichigan.org or 248-915-1826


Sunday, June 2, 1:30 - 3:30 PM 

Free to all!


Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

back to top