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Accession number UR001691
Object Name Manuscript
Title Sholem Aleichem Institute Records
Collection Sholem Aleichem Institute Records
Date 1928-1996 (bulk 1950-1970)
Scope & Content *This collection is housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.

It includes board minutes, newsletters, activity information packets, mailings, and memorabilia from the organization and the school during its 70-year existence.
Admin/Biographical History In 1926, a group of dedicated people feeling the need for an independent, non-partisan Jewish school in Detroit, founded the Sholem Aleichem Institute. This group evolved into an adult organization which for over 70 years has engaged in numerous educational, cultural, and social activities. The Sholem Aleichem Institute is a secular, cultural Jewish organization which holds Jewish holiday observances, Onegai Shabbat, on topics of general Jewish insterest and many cultural and social activities. ONe of the major aims is to perpetuate the use of the Yiddish language. It strives to provide for its members a sense of belonging to the Jewish people through meaningful Jewish activities.
Extent of Description 4.5 Linear Feet (9 MB)
Credit line Sholem Aleichem Insitute Records, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.