The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Jewish Statesmanship Award
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.