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My Jewish Detroit

BBYO Lifer

Rachel Grey EllisShe has a smile that lights up a room. She laughs easily and often. A petite brunette in jeans and a ponytail, working with teens, she’s easily mistaken for a big sister rather than a mom of three....

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Meet the Federation Awards Night 2017 Awardees

An annual tradition, recognizing the service and achievements of a select few who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of others and build a strong Jewish future.

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More Than a School, a Growing Community

“Beyond Thrilled.” First Impressions of the New Farber Hebrew Day School

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A Grateful Community Remembers

William (Bill) Farber, 1931-2017, Jewish Detroit’s Life-Changing Philanthropist

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Upcoming Events

May
23

NEXTGen Detroit! Ben Gurion Society Appreciation Event*

*this event is only open to Ben Gurion Society members (21-45 year olds who donate $1,000 or more to JFMD’s Annual Campaign) NEXTGen Detroit wants to thank you for the incredible impact you are making here in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Hosted at one of Detroit’s newest luxury living locations, The Scott, […]

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May
24

Women’s Philanthropy 71st Annual Meeting

Celebrating 71 Years of Women’s Philanthropy Wednesday, May 24 | 11:45 am A kosher vegetarian lunch will be served Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI Couvert: $25 • RSVP by May 19 We also are celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 2017 — the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem. Questions? Please contact Debbie […]

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May
24

Federation’s Awards Night

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Light fare and drinks | Dietary laws observed The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit 6600 W Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 William Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award John E. Jacobs Marjorie Krasnick Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award Rabbi Yisrael Pinson […]

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May
25

NEXTGen Detroit Pride BBQ

Thursday, May 25 | 7-9:00pm Join NEXTGen Detroit Pride for a BBQ to prepare for Ferndale Pride on June 3rd. We will be tie-dying t-shirts, prepping for Ferndale Pride and eating BBQ! $5 gets you a t-shirt to tie-dye and dinner Address provided to all registrants at a later date. Questions? Contact Judy at lansky@jfmd.org […]

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Latest News

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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An Important Safety Message for Our Community Members

March 9, 2017 | As a result of yesterday’s wind storms, many homes throughout metro Detroit are without power. We have been in conversations with DTE Energy, and would like to share the following caution: The windstorm damage was extensive and resulted in electrical outages to over 710,000 DTE Energy customers. That is the single largest outage in the ...

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