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JCA: Birmingham Temple Records

Identifier: UR001827
This collection primarily consists of correspondence, minutes and programs dealing with the temple’s activities and items relating to the Jewish community. Many issues of the newsletter, The Jewish Humanist, from 1977 to 2013, are included in the collection.

Subjects: Architecture-Jewish, Fasts and feasts-Judaism, Humanistic Judaism, Jewish Education, Judaism, Judaism and humanism, Temple Beth El - Birmingham Temple - Michigan.

Correspondents: Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine


  • 1960 - 2013


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


5 Linear Feet (5 SB)


Birmingham Temple was founded by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine and chartered in 1963. The temple's records reflect its activities and contain items relating to the Jewish community in metropolitan Detroit.


The Birmingham Temple was founded by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine (1928-2007) and was chartered in 1963. It moved to become a humanistic Jewish congregation in the late 1960s. As of 2018, the Birmingham Temple is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Folders in Part 1 are arranged alphabetically. Issues of the newsletter, The Jewish Humanist, arranged chronologically, make up Part 2 of the collection.


This collection was donated by the Birmingham Temple in 2001, and made available in 2000. Issues of the temple newsletter, The Jewish Humanist, were received in 2018.
JCA: Guide to the Birmingham Temple Records
2000; revised 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA