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My Jewish Detroit

Mom with a Mission

Erica JonesNever doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones:  An adoptive mom, a foster mom - a passionate and outspoken mom. In h...

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Rewiring Jewish Community

Connecting the Dots with the Orgs

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If Not Now, When?

With History on its Side, Coalition of Black and Jewish Detroiters Now Stands in Unity Against Racism and Anti-Semitism

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Find Your Tribe Within the Tribe

Federation’s Affinities Groups Are Growing Thanks to Creative Programs

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Upcoming Events


TOV Read Detroit

Tuesday, March 20th | 9:00am-12:00pm at Bagley Elementary School in Detroit Come read to three different students in grades K through 3. Please bring three new books to read and donate to each child. Suggested book list from Repair The World can be found here. This event is welcome to male and female volunteers who […]

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An Evening with Assaf Weiss

Presented by NEXTGen Detroit Pride and Israel Engagement Committee in Partnership with Federation’s Israel and Overseas Department March 22, 2018 | 7 – 9 PM Craft (below Jolly Pumpkin) 419 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 We are thrilled to welcome to Detroit Assaf Weiss, Director of Programming and Operations at the American Jewish […]

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NEXTGen Detroit's Interfaith Couples are hitting the town for a night out!

NEXTGen Detroit’s Interfaith Couples: A Night Out On the Town

NEXTGen Detroit’s Interfaith Couples are hitting the town for a night out! Join us for bowling and billiards while meeting other interfaith couples in the Metro Detroit area. Tuesday, March 27th | 7 p.m. Emagine Royal Oak 200 N Main St. Royal Oak, MI 48067 Space is limited, online registration is only $10 per couple […]

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NEXTWork at Otus Supply

NEXTWork at Otus Supply

Rub elbows, swap business cards and join the over 450 young Jewish professionals who have discovered that the best networking in Detroit is at NEXTWork. Wednesday, March 28 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM Otus Supply 345 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 Cost $10 before noon on Friday, March 23 $15 before noon on […]

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Latest News

Jewish Population Study begins January 14, 2018

December 26, 2017 | Beginning the week of January 14, and for the next 6-8 weeks, the Jewish Federation, in cooperation with local synagogues, foundations, and Jewish agencies, will be conducting a community study to: Provide critical information concerning who we are, where we are, what we are thinking and where we are headed Identify the crucial needs in ...

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JPM: A Letter to the Community from the Jewish Federation

December 20, 2017 | It is now over two years since the Federation and Jewish Community Center announced the closing of the Jimmy Prentis Morris (JPM) facility in Oak Park. Closing JPM was an exceptionally difficult and painful decision, made necessary by the dire financial situation of the JCC and its potential impact on the community as a whole. ...

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Mourning the Loss of Eugene Applebaum

December 15, 2017 | We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Eugene Applebaum, loving husband of Marcia, and dear father of Lisa Applebaum and Pamela Applebaum (Gaal Karp). Eugene was one of the great pillars of the Detroit Jewish community and, together with his wife Marcia, he established a remarkable legacy as a leader ...

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