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 Presents: Shake. Stir. Shmooze.

October 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM Detroit City Distillery 2462 Riopelle Historic Eastern Market Detroit, MI 48207 $25 in advance when you register online before October 23rd at NOON $36 at the door Take happy hour into your own hands, and learn how to make some of your favorite classic adult beverages (you know, Moscow […]

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NEXTGen Detroit Volunteer at Fall Fix Up

Join NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers, Repair the World: Detroit and Hillel Metro Detroit at one of the area’s oldest Jewish cemeteries for Jewish Family Services’s 21st Annual Fall Fix Up! We will be cleaning the historic B’nai David Memorial Park Cemetery in Detroit. Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm B’nai David Cemetery […]

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Bake Sales are My B*tch

Win the Food Allergy Wars with 60+ Recipes to Keep Kids Safe and Parents Sane! April Peveteaux Thursday, November 9 | 7 p.m. Remember when you could just serve kids a peanut butter sandwich and call it a day? Today, that’s known as a recipe for disaster. Peanut allergies. Dairy allergies. Soy allergies. Wheat allergies. […]

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Breaking Bad (News) How to Have the Conversation

Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Maimonides Society invite you to join us for an important evening Breaking Bad (News): How to Have the Conversation Featuring Rachelle Bernacki, M.D. of Harvard Medical School. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM – Dinner 7:00 PM – Introduction & Lecture by Dr. Bernacki […]

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