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Our Collections


Our carefully curated artifacts exemplify the profound connection, Jewish art, ritual, and spiritual life. 

Browse the Catalog (4.3 MB PDF file)


Next time you visit Temple, come visit us in the Wasserman Atrium where you can immerse yourself in our captivating rotating exhibits. Questions? Please contact Helene Deutch at or 248-661-5700. 

The mission of the Goodman Family Judaic & Archival Museum at Temple Israel is to preserve our cherished heritage. The Temple Israel Museum & Fine Arts Committee supports the Museum as a way to enrich the lives of our Temple families.

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Goodman Family Judaica Museum Fund, we’re able to collect, preserve and exhibit articles from antiquity to modern times that represent the historical, artistic and cultural development of the Jewish people.

Do you have a love for art & design and a passion for Jewish culture? Join the Goodman Family Museum volunteer committee to help curate our ever changing exhibits that showcase the stories of our people. For more information and questions, contact Helene Deutch at or 248-661-5700.

Current Exhibit

The Goodman Family Judaic and Archival Museum is proudly exhibiting the work of local artist, Dr. Samuel Ruskin, z”l. A prominent figure in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Ruskin devoted his creative energies to crafting exquisite sculpture work using wood, meerschaum, ebony, alabaster, ivory, and bronze. We invite you to come preview the figurines, pipes, and other captivating pieces that will be on display through August.

The inspiration behind Dr. Ruskin's artistic endeavors remains a mystery. Even as we delve into the chronicles of his life, there are no apparent clues to unlock this enigma. Nonetheless, his artistic legacy stands as a testament to his talent and passion. Click here to learn more.

We are also pleased to feature artwork made by the children of Temple Israel’s Susan & Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center. Included are both group and individual projects, for which the children used various materials and mediums inspired by their learning.

Past Exhibits

Other Exhibits

  • One Faith – Two Visions & Peace through Humor
  • Richard Margolis, Family Gatherings

Donations and Dedications

Part of the mission of the Goodman Family Judaic & Archival Museum at Temple Israel is to acquire and preserve a permanent collection, a legacy to be inherited by Temple Israel generations to come.

Through the generosity of the Goodman Family Judaica Museum Fund and many Temple members, we have started a beautiful collection that is continuing to expand.

Are you looking for a special way to honor someone you love? Consider dedicating a beautiful piece of Judaic artwork. By making a gift to the Museum in honor or in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a life cycle event, you will be part of the continuing legacy of a permanent Judaic collection, which will be enjoyed by Temple Israel for generations to come.

For more information, please contact David Tisdale or call 248-661-5700.

Temple Israel of Michigan - Museum - Wooden Seder Plate

Wooden Seder Plate
By: Lorelei and Alex Gruss

A gift of: Patti & Fred Erlich, Rosanne & Bennett Fienman, Kathy & Harvey Fink, Shari & Stan Finsilver, Barbara Frankel, Teri & Mark Goodman, Barbara & Michael Hechtman, Susie & Mel Linden, Linda & Joe Roberts, Lynn & Harvey Rubin, Judy & Kent Siegel, Yolanda & David Tisdale, and Susan & Hanley Yorke

Museum Moments

Museum Moments is a multi-part series examining the history of Temple Israel's Goodman Family Judaic & Archival Museum.

In the first part of this series, the panel includes Teri & Mark Goodman, Susan & Rabbi Harold Loss and Kari Provizer LMSW, ACSW and discusses the inspiration and history of the Museum.

To view more Museum Moments, please visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Tree of Life Shtender

The Tree of Life Shtender is a compartmentalized treasure chest for all the Jewish ritual objects of daily, weekly and yearly use. Inspired by David Moss and created with the collaboration of Noah Greenberg, the tree of life theme unites the entire work.

A Gift of Audrey and Bill Farber

Thu, September 28 2023 13 Tishrei 5784