Connecting the Dots in Jewish Detroit

NEXTGen Detroit is on a mission to be the hub of a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community for young adults in Metro Detroit. By serving as a connector for all things young and Jewish, we help native Detroiters and newcomers find meaning and build relationships in all facets of life, from professional and religious to cultural and communal.

We’re your first stop for Jewish resources, events or connections in Detroit. And if you’re looking for something Jewish and we don’t have, we’ll make it, or we’ll find a source in the community that does.

With a growing list of goals and a packed calendar of programming, NEXTGen Detroit is amplifying and inspiring the next generation of Jewish Detroiters to create meaningful Jewish experiences in our backyard and around the world.

A New Approach to Community Building

NEXTGen Detroit began by taking a step back, rethinking what it means to be young and Jewish in Detroit and reimagining the next generation of active leaders, advocates and supporters of our community. We asked questions, we observed, we learned, we tried and erred, we rewrote the rules— and then, we jumped forward. We harnessed the success of existing young adult initiatives, like CommunityNEXT and Israel experiences and transferred them to a completely new platform of community building.

Since then, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit emerged as a national leader of young adult engagement, and NEXTGen Detroit is now a model for Federations across the country. With a growing professional staff, a dedicated and creative team of lay-leaders, a Board of local movers and doers and a population of young, proud Jewish Detroiters…there is no limit to what we can do.

So, what can we help you discover in Jewish Detroit?

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
2018 Signature Event featuring Susie Essman
May
29

The Signature Event

FEATURING SUSIE ESSMAN: Susie Essman has been traveling and appearing at clubs throughout the country for more than two decades. Much of her comedy draws from her Jewish background. Susie began her career as a working comic, catching the eye of Larry David who cast her in her now iconic role of the strong-willed and […]

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May
30

Challah Back! A Tour & Baking Workshop @ Avalon Bakehouse

Wednesday, May 30th | Time: 5:30 pm Avalon Bakehouse 4731 Bellevue Detroit, MI 48207 What’s better than the smell of freshly baked bread at Avalon? The smell of freshly baked bread that YOU baked at Avalon, that’s what! Join NEXTGen Detroit for a behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s famous Avalon Bakehouse. Meet Avalon co-owner and community […]

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Crisis Management Training
May
31

Crisis Management Training

Crisis Management and Disaster Planning Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9am – 3pm (Registration starts at 8:00am) Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 No Cost to Attend | Lunch Provided If your agency, synagogue, or house-of-worship had an active assailant, a missing child, a kidnapping, or any other critical incident, how would […]

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May
31

NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers Does Bingo Night

Get ready to play B-I-N-G-O with NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers and Jewish Senior Life! Join NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at Fleischman Residence to socialize with Jewish seniors and get your bingo on! Thursday, May 31st | 7pm Fleischman Residence 6710 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Register

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