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
May
23

NEXTGen Detroit! Ben Gurion Society Appreciation Event*

*this event is only open to Ben Gurion Society members (21-45 year olds who donate $1,000 or more to JFMD’s Annual Campaign) NEXTGen Detroit wants to thank you for the incredible impact you are making here in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Hosted at one of Detroit’s newest luxury living locations, The Scott, […]

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May
24

Women’s Philanthropy 71st Annual Meeting

Celebrating 71 Years of Women’s Philanthropy Wednesday, May 24 | 11:45 am A kosher vegetarian lunch will be served Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI Couvert: $25 • RSVP by May 19 We also are celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 2017 — the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem. Questions? Please contact Debbie […]

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May
24

Federation’s Awards Night

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Light fare and drinks | Dietary laws observed The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit 6600 W Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 William Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award John E. Jacobs Marjorie Krasnick Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award Rabbi Yisrael Pinson […]

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May
25

NEXTGen Detroit Pride BBQ

Thursday, May 25 | 7-9:00pm Join NEXTGen Detroit Pride for a BBQ to prepare for Ferndale Pride on June 3rd. We will be tie-dying t-shirts, prepping for Ferndale Pride and eating BBQ! $5 gets you a t-shirt to tie-dye and dinner Address provided to all registrants at a later date. Questions? Contact Judy at lansky@jfmd.org […]

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