Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Defending the “Undesirables:” The Jewish Community’s Fight for Immigrants

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The Michigan Alien Registration Act of 1931 gave unnaturalized immigrants a choice: register or risk deportation. Supporters said it was an act to protect the people of Michigan; Detroit’s Jewish leaders said otherwise. This is the story of how the Jewish community fought the anti-immigrant law on multiple fronts: in the courtroom, on the pages of the Jewish Chronicle and from the pulpit. As similar laws were being considered in other states, the eyes of the country were on Michigan and the outcome of this significant case.

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Robbie Terman

Director, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Robbie Terman is the director of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives. As an archivist with more than ten years'€™ experience, she uses her research skills to uncover stories of the past. Robbie regularly lectures about Jewish Detroit and teaches courses on Jewish Genealogy... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EDT