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
Aug
21

A Detroit River Cruise Experience: Creatures of the Sea

Our Annual Detroit River Cruise is diving deep this year with a “Creatures of the Sea” themed celebration to send summer off with a splash! Get on board for music, drinks, eats and the best views of the city. Bonus points for dressing up in seafaring style! Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:30 – All aboard! […]

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Aug
23

NEXTGen Detroit’s BGS Appreciation Event

NEXTGen Detroit wants to thank you for driving the future by inviting you to the BGS (Ben Gurion Society) Appreciation Event Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 6:30 PM M1 Concourse 1 Concourse Dr. Pontiac, MI 48341 Food Truck Rally, Cocktails, Music, Thrill Rides, And More! This event is only open to Ben Gurion Society members, […]

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Aug
26

Detroit Ride for the Living

Sunday, August 26th | 9 AM The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 kilometer bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, JFMD’s Israel & Overseas Department  and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here […]

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Aug
28

NEXTGen Detroit and MIBA present: Start-Up Nation 201

Here’s your chance to hear first-hand from experts about the culture of business in Israel and take your knowledge of the Israeli business sector to the next level. If you’re interested in working in Israel or with Israel-based companies, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn and have your questions answered! Tuesday, August 28th at […]

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