This map appears in the book by Irwin J. Cohen titled “Jewish Detroit.” In the introduction he writes that he was able to complete the book by spending many hours in the Burton Historical Collections at the Detroit Public Library. Cohen covers the history of Jewish settlement in Detroit from the first Jewish resident in 1762 to the burgeoning congregation of Beth El Temple before Detroit’s Jewish population began its Northwestern migration to what are now Detroit’s affluent suburbs.
The Jewish community was more open and welcoming than others to the Black community and many of these areas became historic neighborhoods of Detroit’s Black community as the Jewish community migrated Northwest.
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