Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Upcoming events

Jewish Life in Ukraine Today featuring Asher Ostrin

Sunday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

Kharkiv Choral Synagogue

Ukraine has the fourth largest Jewish population in Europe, with communities in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov and Donetsk. Learn about these communities from Asher Ostrin, one of the world’s foremost experts on post-Soviet Jewish life. As the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Senior Executive for International Affairs, Asher oversaw the development of their programs across the Former Soviet Union, creating and supporting Jewish centers, camps and leadership programs for two decades. He is currently negotiating to secure the restitution of Jewish communal property in Eastern Europe.

  • Tickets: $10 for non-members, free to members.
  • RSVP: Required by February 7 to 248.536.9616 or Click Here to RSVP.
  • Light refreshments to follow.

Preventing Genocide: Rohingya Update featuring Adem Carroll and John Ciorciari

Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM

Rohingya children in a refugee camp

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in Myanmar (also known as Burma) who have faced a long history of persecution, violence and denial of citizenship at the hands of Burmese authorities. Most recently, they have suffered ethnic cleansing and even genocide. Why has the world let this happen and what can be done to help them? Associate Professor John Ciorciari, Director of University of Michigan’s Weiser Diplomacy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will moderate a discussion with Adem Carroll on this timely topic. Adem Carroll is New York and United Nations Program Director for Burma Task Force, a coalition of 19 US and Canadian organizations, dedicated to advocating for the Rohingya.

  • Tickets: $10 for non-members, free to members.
  • RSVP: Required by March 5 to 248.536.9612 or Click Here to RSVP.
  • Light refreshments to follow.

upcoming special exhibit tours

Attitudes and Actions: Where Prejudice Can Lead – An Exhibit in Three Parts

On exhibit through April 1 – Included with museum admission or membership

All-inclusive docent-led tours of Special Exhibit parts – Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire, Rwanda: Personal Images, and The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment will be available on the following dates:

  • Sundays at 2:00 PM: February 17 & March 31
  • Mondays at 7:00 PM: February 4, March 11, & March 25
  • RSVP: Space is limited. RSVP to 248.553.2400, ext. 145 or Click Here to RSVP.