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My Jewish Detroit

Defining Community Leadership

Allan NachmanPast President of the United Jewish Foundation (UJF), ardent fundraiser and supporter of all things Jewish Detroit and Israel, selected by his peers for listing in “The Best Lawyers in America,” a ...

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Why a Women’s Foundation?

Jewish Women's FoundationNine Chairs in a Roundtable Discussion...

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A Feast from King Solomon’s Table

Tracing Jewish Recipes ‘Round World with Joan Nathan

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Hats Off to Henry!

Paul WassermanPortrait of a Detroit Family Business: In Conversation with Paul Wasserman of Henry the Hatter...

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Upcoming Events


Ruby Lion of Judah

2018 Annual Campaign Event Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:15 a.m. — Registration 11:30 a.m. — Program begins promptly Couvert — $45/person Franklin Hills Country Club 31675 Inkster Road | Franklin, MI Lunch will follow. Dietary laws observed. Contact Toni Hayes | 248.203.1523 | A minimum contribution of $5000 to Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign is […]

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JFMD Annual Meeting

Join us for the Presentation of Federation’s Highest Honor, The 2013 Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Service, to Eugene Applebaum.

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Young Women’s Philanthropy’s Eden Garden Event

Join Young Women’s Philanthropy as we make our way to Eden Garden with the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue for Sukkot! We will be there from 5pm-7pm planting garlic and harvesting vegetables. October 8 | 5-7pm Eden Garden 12273 Glenfield Ave Detroit, MI 48213 Please join us for a fantastic event. Children 6 and older are […]

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NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents: Sushi in the Sukkah

Celebrate the holiday of Succot with NEXTGen Detroit Pride! Grab a plate of the traditional Jewish harvest festival food, sushi (just kidding), take a seat under the schach (that’s the sukkah roof) and relax with new and old friends. We’ll play some board games and enjoy time together in a beautiful sukkah donated by The […]

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UPDATE: Help for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

September 5, 2017 | Less than a week after Hurricane Harvey struck, Houston and surrounding areas are in a state of devastation, with years of recovery ahead. Our hearts go out to all of those affected, including the families who lost loved ones in the hurricane and its aftermath. We are extraordinarily grateful and proud of the response of ...

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Support the Relief Efforts for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 | The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has opened a special relief fund for those affected by the devastating hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast. Many thousands of families and individuals are in need of food, medicine and other basic supports. 100% of all donations will go towards relief and recovery efforts. Donate to the Hurricane ...

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A Message of Heartbreak and Hope

August 18, 2017 | This has been a heartbreaking week for the Jewish people, as well as for all those who remain the targets of senseless hatred and intolerance in o...

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