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My Jewish Detroit

Leading by Example

Alana BlockNEXTGen Detroit’s New President Ilana Block has been juggling career, family and community since she moved back to Detroit in 2009. Why? Because building a strong Jewish future in Detroit isn’t jus...

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It’s in Our Roots

The Michigan Jewish Food Festival Returns to Detroit’s Eastern Market, Bigger, Better than Ever! Sheds 5 & 6 Sunday, August 27, 2017

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Local Love for Tu B’Av

When Young Adult Engagement Becomes Young Adult Engagements

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Calling Volunteers for a Feel-Great Shopping Day

NCJW’s Back 2 School Pop-Up Store to Serve Detroit Children in Need, August 20.

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Aug
21

Do it for Detroit 2017

Monday, August 21st | 7-9 pm Come see what is going on with Food Justice in Detroit! Spend an evening surrounded by people making a positive impact in Detroit! NEXTGen Detroit, Yad Ezra and Repair The World: Detroit invite you to come learn about innovative food justice and hunger-fighting initiatives taking shape in the city. […]

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Aug
24

Detroit River cruise

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Board at 7:30 PM | Depart at 8:00 PM Stroh’s River Place Dock 201 Joseph Campau, Detroit Send summer off in style at our Annual Detroit River Cruise. Dress in white and ride the waves with music, drinks, eats and one of the best views in the city. $15 when […]

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Aug
25

Good Shabbos Detroit

Roll with NEXTGen Detroit and Temple Shir Shalom for Good Shabbos Detroit! Experience Shabbat under the stars as Temple Shir Shalom and NEXTGen Detroit team up for this month’s special edition of Good Shabbos Detroit. Enjoy a delicious Friday night dinner following services and welcome young adult Israelis from Detroit’s partnership region in Central Galilee […]

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Aug
28

Joan Nathan: Award-Winning Author of “Jewish Cooking in America”

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Please Note Location Change: Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Road Bloomfield, MI 48301 Couvert: $36 | Refreshments will be served Joan will be sharing her inspiration behind her cooking and some of her favorite holiday recipes. All attendees will receive Joan Nathan’s latest book, King […]

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Latest News

Where do the dollars go? A look at Federation’s 2017-2018 Allocations Report

July 18, 2017 | This year, our community is projected to raise $31.80 million for the Annual Campaign and $3.16 million for the Rose Family Challenge Fund —a truly remarkable achievement! But where exactly does that money go? Behind all of Federation’s fundraising efforts is a strategic and thoughtful allocations process with dedicated professionals and lay leaders working year-round ...

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Federation’s Jewish Education Programs to Transition to JCC

April 24, 2017 | The Combined Boards of Governors of the Jewish Federation and the United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit have voted to approve the transfer of Federation’s Education Department to the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, beginning June 1, 2017. Transitioning Federation’s Education Department to the JCC will consolidate the Jewish education and identity-building services that ...

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Mourning the Loss of Bill Farber ז״ל

March 28, 2017 | With extraordinary sadness, we wish to share the news of the loss of William (Bill) Farber who passed away on Saturday, March 26th. Bill was the beloved husband of 62 years of Audrey, and father of Larry (Barbara) Farber, David (Nanci) Farber, and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Farber. He was Grandpa Bill to the couples’ grandchildren and ...

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