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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Feb
20

Kind of a Big Dill – FIRST Detroit Nosh:pitality

OneTable and NEXTGen Detroit are relishing this moment in Detroit and presenting an event aimed at teaching the history, benefits and processes to make all things pickled. OneTable’s own Chef Sara Fatell, National Community Manager, is teaching the master class on both lacto-fermented and vinegar fermented foods and their place in Judaism, as well as […]

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Feb
22

NEXTGen Detroit Couples Glass Blowing (Sold Out)

Did Valentine’s Day blow? Fear not, we’ve got a redo date that’s sure to blow your partner’s mind! Join NEXTGen Detroit Couples at Juice Box Studio in Detroit for an artsy-fartsy date night first — glass blowing! You and your main squeeze can each make your own paperweight with an expert glass blower while enjoying […]

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Feb
25

NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents Drag Queen BINGO

With Purim just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dress up and be fabulous — so NEXTGen Detroit Pride is getting in the spirit with Drag Queen BINGO! First we’re brunching, then we’re breaking out our lucky charms and playing BINGO with some seriously glamorous pros. Come one come all, including allies! BINGO […]

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Feb
27

TOV Read Detroit

Part I: Read Detroit Night! Tuesday, February 27th | 7:30pm at a Private Home in Huntington Woods Prior to our day at Bagley Elementary School, join us for: An intimate learning discussion about our community’s literacy gap. Critical conversation about what we can do to help bridge this divide. Please bring three new books to […]

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