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		                                    Preserving our heritage one treasure at a time		                                </span>

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 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.

Our Collections


Our lovingly collected artifacts demonstrate how Jewish art is firmly rooted in ritual and bound to spiritual life.

Browse the Catalog (4.3 MB PDF file)


Next time you’re at Temple, come visit us in the Wasserman Atrium to enjoy the ever-changing exhibits. Questions? Please contact Helene Deutch at or 248-661-5700. 

Current Exhibit

The Goodman Family Museum is pleased to share our latest exhibit, Holy Sparks: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women in the Rabbinate.
Holy Sparks illuminates the creativity, commitment, and vision of select women who were “firsts” in their time. Their challenges and contributions, struggles and successes, represent the achievements of all the women rabbinical graduates of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in North America and Israel to date – and the nearly 1,500 women rabbis of all movements who have transformed Jewish tradition, worship, spirituality, scholarship, education, and pastoral care.
Evoking their stories are the works of leading contemporary Jewish women artists, who immersed themselves in their respective rabbi’s recorded interviews, produced by The Braid‘s Story Archive of Women Rabbis and preserved at the Jewish Women’s Archive. The artists’ insights, empathy, and broad array of aesthetic approaches capture the essence of these trailblazers’ identities and consecrated paths.

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

Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783