Don’t miss our upcoming trip, May 8 - May 18, 2017!

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Get on a Trip!

Don’t miss our upcoming trip, May 8 – May 18, 2017!

Get on a Trip!

Detroit Community trips are open to young Jewish adults ages 21 to 26 who are currently living in or have ties to the Metro Detroit area. See Birthright’s official eligibility guidelines here.

Can’t do May 8 – May 18? Check out this amazing opportunity with Temple Shir Shalom, June 14 – 24. Find it here under “Community Trips”.

How Detroiters Do Israel

Anyone who has ever gone on a Birthright Israel trip will tell you, it is the experience of a lifetime. A free trip to Israel, traveling from the south to the north, seeing all the iconic sites and hidden gems. You ride a camel, sleep in a Bedouin tent, climb Masada, swim in the Dead Sea, touch the Western Wall, walk the stone streets of Jerusalem, explore the mystic city of Tzfat, and eat all the hummus your heart desires. Ten, non-stop days in the Holy Land on a bus full of your peers has all the makings of an incredible adventure — but our Detroit Community trips offer some special extras that transform ten days of travel into years of memories.

Why choose a Detroit Community Trip?

While most trips have Israelis for half the trip, our Israeli travel mates are with us for the full ten days, allowing us to make real connections and lifelong friendships.

  • Our Israeli travel mates (soon to be besties) come from Federation’s partnership region, which we visit for a full day to see “real life” in Israel and the many partnership projects that Detroit and the region share.
  • A trip highlight is our Home Hospitality Night where we are invited into our Israeli travel mates’ homes to share a local meal with their families.
  • The adventure isn’t over when the trip ends. Traveling with fellow Detroiters means that you can meet up, hang out and build real community connections when you get back to Michigan.
  • But wait, there’s more! Every August we bring the Israelis from all three of the year’s trips to Detroit for our Mifgash, a week-long reunion.

Check out these highlights from our most recent Detroit Community Trip:

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Eviatar Baksis

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Upcoming Events

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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