Israel & Overseas

Strengthening Jewish communities worldwide has always been essential to Detroit Federation’s purpose.  Local connections to Israel and overseas communities are enhanced through people-to-people experiences in Detroit Federation’s missions and exchange programs.

Jewish Education

Federation places a high value on education—for old and young, in formal and informal ways, through classroom study and on the road—as a way to keep our Jewish Community connected and to educate our future leaders.

NEXTGen Detroit

Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit Department offers a wide range of opportunities for singles, couples and families to become connected to the Detroit Jewish community.

Women’s Philanthropy

Enabling women to link Jewish family life and communal life, and strengthening Jewish identity are key goals in Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy, which offers a vast spectrum of fundraising and educational programming throughout the year.


Step Forward is the name of our Annual Campaign, and it represents a call throughout Jewish Detroit to contribute to the welfare of our community. Every dollar Federation raises is an investment in the quality of Jewish life today and the potential for tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents Hot Topics and Hot Latkes

  December 19th | 6:30 -8:30 PM Motor City Gas 325 E 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI Get festive and join us for some hotness…hot topics and hot latkes, that is. We’ll be exploring issues like Jews and tattoos, who should be allowed to donate blood and issues facing transgender service people in the military. […]

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NEXTGen Detroit at Detroit Axe

Join us for an axe-trodinary event at the new Detroit Axe in Ferndale. Come channel your inner lumber jack while learning how to throw axes at this axe-clusive event. December 20th, 2017 | 7-9:30 PM Detroit Axe 344 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 *flannel attire encouraged Fee: $15 if you register before noon […]

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Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 25 The tradition continues Click here to register

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Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

January 12, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building Calling all genealogy enthusiasts! Interested in mapping your family history but don’t know where to start? Hit a dead end and don’t know where to go next? This program will discuss genealogy research resources that you can use to uncover your […]

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