Mifgash is Coming!

August 11, 2014 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

In Hebrew, the word Mifgash means coming together, or a ‘meet-up,’ and that’s exactly what happens every August as NEXTGen Detroit and Federation’s Israel & Overseas Departments welcome over 20 young Israelis to Detroit for a reverse-Birthright experience. The Israeli participants are central to what makes NEXTGen Detroit’s Taglit Community Birthright trips so special. Three times a year, 40 young Detroiters have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Israel, and they are joined by eight Israelis specifically chosen to help them fall in love with the country and its people. Every summer, those Israelis come back to Detroit for a reunion unlike any other!

From August 13-18, NEXTGen Detroit and Birthright alumni host their Israelis participants. In that time, we’ll show them the very best of the Detroit Jewish community – from a mini-Shabbaton in Tamarack to a Tigers game, a Good Shabbos Detroit event, and even a Bar Mitzvah celebrating 13 years of Birthright (with some adult twists, just for fun).

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FEDERATION AWARDS NIGHT

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00pm The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 Dessert reception following | Dietary laws observed 2018 Awardees Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award Joshua Goldberg Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award Adam Finkel Sylvia Simon Greenberg Young […]

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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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