CommunityNEXT leads movement back to Detroit

December 5, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

One of the most serious challenges facing the Jewish Detroit community—as well as the broader community of metropolitan Detroit—is the dramatic exodus of our young people to other cities across the United States. Population studies attest to the overall aging of our community, as well as to the marked decline in the total number of Jews in the area. In 2010, as a direct response to this critical problem, Federation launched CommunityNEXT.

CommunityNEXT is a dynamic and entrepreneurial unit within Federation that focuses on engaging and mobilizing the next generation of committed Jewish Detroiters. Using primarily grass roots efforts and new media technology to find and reach its audience, the group has promoted a series of events and outings designed to build a core of passionate and committed young Detroiters.

The results have been remarkable. Since its creation, thousands of young people have participated in this new movement, a number of whom have since made the ultimate commitment by moving not to Chicago, New York or Los Angeles, but into the city of Detroit.

As the next generation of young Detroiters, they will work, socialize and in every way take part in the burgeoning revitalization of the city.

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NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at the Oasis Soup Kitchen

Sunday, March 26 | 11 am- 1 pm. We will assist the kitchen staff with prep work, serve the meal and clean-up. Everyone must pre-register. There is a limited amount of space available for this event. Register

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TOV Read Detroit 2017

Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy’s Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV) invites you to celebrate National Reading Month by reading books with children at Bagley Elementary School in Detroit. Please bring new books to read and donate to students grades K-3. See our approved book list here. Suggested Book List This is by no means an exhaustive list […]

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jbaby detroit! 5-week prenatal birthing class

Learn about labor, delivery, birthing techniques and newborn care — with a Jewish TWIST. The five week series is designed to help prepare expectant couples for labor and delivery and for life as new parents. It also serves as a great way for Jewish couples to meet each other before they have their babies. $136 includes all classes and materials.

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Join us for the jbabydetroit! Jewish Preschool Panel

Thursday, March 30 | 7:00 PM Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 6735 Telegraph Rd. • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 Learn about each school’s philosophy curriculum hours, before/after care options enrollment dates special needs assistance … and more! Each family that attends the 2017 jbabydetroit! Preschool Panel will receive one $50 certificate good toward Jewish Preschool […]

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