The NEXTGen Detroit Story

Why NEXTGen Detroit? And why now?

For the last 30 years there has been a shift in North America, both in the Jewish community and in many other communities — a shift commonly referred to as “disengagement.” Not so long ago, involvement in one’s community was an obligation. And now, it’s not.

With the goal of creating new ways to attract, engage and retain the next generation of Jewish Detroiters, Federation developed NEXTGen Detroit, an innovative platform for transforming the community into a vibrant home for young Jews of every background and affiliation.

Since its launch in 2012, NEXTGen Detroit has emerged as a national leader of young adult engagement, and is now a model for Federations across North America. Not too shabby.

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Becky Hurvitz

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Apr
25

EmpowHER Detroit

Presented in partnership with NEXTGen Detroit and Jewish Working Women’s Network Join us as we hear firsthand about the triumphs and challenges of young, female entrepreneurs in the City of Detroit. Four boss ladies with Detroit-based businesses will represent at this panel discussion, moderated by Stacy Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Savorfull. Stick around for […]

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Game of Stones
Apr
26

Game of Stones

We caught the curling bug watching this year’s Winter Olympics, so we decided to let the weather warm a bit and then find a frozen place to give this Scottish sport a try. Lucky for us, we have the Detroit Curling Club right in our backyard, and lucky for you, we’re renting it out! Let’s […]

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Apr
29

Israel’s 70th Birthday

Join NEXTGen Detroit’s Israel Engagement Committee, JFamily and Federation’s Israel & Overseas department as we celebrate Israel’s 70th Birthday with a birthday party for young families (children 5 & under!) Israeli dancing • Israeli birthday party games • Other fun activities April 29, 2018 | 10am-12pm Franklin Athletic Club 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034 […]

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May
15

Behind-the-Scenes: Bentley Historical Library and Gerald Ford Presidential Library

May 15, 2018 | 9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Join the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives for a day exploring history in Ann Arbor. Our first stop will be the Bentley Historical Library, which holds collections from the University of Michigan and the State of Michigan. Then, we’ll get a peek into the inner […]

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