My first attraction was to the buildings which,
for the most part, are both beautiful and poignant.
They outlined a story of days where Detroit
was a conglomerate of closely knit communities.
Today only Hamtramck vaguely continues in that
mode, the days of foot traffic and local shops,
times when folks walked to their place of worship
which stood in the midst of their neighborhoods.
The synagogues' grandness also manifest the silent
triumph of a community which, at the time they
rose, was still highly discriminated against. The
story is dynamic on several levels.
Come with me as I explore this
intriguing facet of Detroit history and help
me in getting the facts straight. Do you have facts or stories about any of these synagogues
or churches? I want to hear them. Join the others who are contributing
their memories and knowledge in this self-writing
On each page you will see the following invitation:
We welcome and invite you to share your memories of Detroit's former synagogues and Jewish sites.
Email your memories to us » and we will add them to the site. *PLEASE* be sure to cite the name of the synagogue or site.
Your memories will be greatly appreciated