Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, call 248.553.2400.


Monday, September 25 / 7:00 pm
Stitching History from the Holocaust Exhibit
Special Docent-Led Exhibit Tour

Join us for a special docent-led tour of our newest exhibit Stitching History from the Holocaust.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • Free with museum admission or membership
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP to 248.553.2400, ext. 110

Sunday, October 15 / 1:30 pm
The Orpheus Clock

Book Discussion and Lecture

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's 66th Annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Center, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit presents The Orpheus Clock.

Simon Goodman discusses his book The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family’s Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis followed by a talk by Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA Director, on museums and looted artwork. Dessert reception, book sale, author signing, and DIA and Holocaust docents available in galleries.

  • Location: Detroit Institute of Arts' Lecture Hall
  • Free Admission: Limit 4 Tickets per person
  • RSVP Required to www.dia.org/orpheus or 313.833.4005
  • Click here to view the event flyer.

Monday, October 23 / 12:15 pm
Survivors Club

Book Talk and Signing

TV News Producer and author Debbie Bornstein Holinstat and her father Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein will join us for a special talk and book signing to discuss Survivors Club, the book they co-wrote. Through a series of photos, recently discovered documents and memories shared, Debbie will relate the unforgettable true story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved her father's life during the Holocaust.

Listeners will undoubtedly recognize the iconic photo of a four-year-old Michael at liberation, but few people knew of the miracles behind his survival until he and Debbie released their narrative non-fiction bestseller Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.

  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
  • This program is open to HMC members only. Become a Member today!
  • RSVP required by Friday, October 20th to Justin Bean at 248.536.9605 or rsvp@holocaustcenter.org.

Friday, October 27 / 8:00 pm
The Untold Story of the Jews of Bulgaria during WWII


The Holocaust Memorial Center is proud to be a Shabbat at Adat community partner in presenting Professor Joseph Benatov.

In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia (Macedonia). At the same time, Bulgaria sucessfully resisted German pressures to deport the 50,000 Jews living there.

Dr. Benatov will offer an overview of the facts surrounding these historical events. He will also discuss the international debate over the way in which this historical moment should be interpreted,remembered, and commemorated.

  • Location: Adat Shalom Synagogue
  • Free Admission
  • RSVP Required to 248.851.5100
  • Click here to view the event flyer.

November 5 / 5:30 pm
33rd Anniversary Dinner

Join us in celebration of our 33rd anniversary at 5:30 pm on Sunday, November 5 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek (map) for an elegant evening honoring Susan and Nelson Hersh. The evening will feature a strolling buffet and an inspiring presentation by national and international award-winning journalist and former NBC News Network anchor Ann Curry!

Click here to download the form for buying dinner tickets, placing an ad or making a gift. For additional information, please call Ruth Stern at 248.536.9601 or email her at ruth.stern@holocaustcenter.org.



Thursday, November 9 / 11:00 am
Sons and Soldiers

Book Talk and Presentation

Sons and Soldiers is the untold story of the Ritchie Boys, an elite group of German Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler. Dr. Guy Stern, Director of the Institute of the Righteous and a Ritchie Boy will introduce Bruce Henderson. Mr. Henderson will talk about the men’s lives from childhood to their heroic contributions during World War II and their desperate attempts to find missing loved ones who never managed to escape Europe.

  • Location: Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
  • RSVP required by October 30th to Gail Fisher at gailfishee@aol.com.