Here for Good

The Jewish Federation of Detroit is here for our Jewish community. For those who need housing and food. For those who need mental health and job support. For older people. For younger people. For safety, socializing and so much more.

We’re here to take care of those in need and to build a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, Israel and for Jews around the world. We’re here for our collective Jewish family, including many individuals we will never meet. And thanks to the generosity and commitment of our Detroit community, we’re Here for Good.

Each and every day we support: 

Older Adults 

From assisted and independent living, to transportation, to health and wellness.


Including counseling, emergency financial assistance, housing and food support. 

Individuals with Disabilities   

Making sure everyone has access to caregiver support, independent living, residential programs, developmental enrichment and more. 

Employment and Vocational Services 

Providing our community with job search support, career development, computer training, internships, workshops, networking. 

Youth Mental Health 

Supporting the wellbeing of young people through educational programming and crisis prevention training for youth, parents, and professionals. 


Protecting our Jewish day schools, camps, congregations and other community facilities against rising anti-Semitism 


Building a foundation of Jewish values, traditions and culture in learners of all ages through Jewish schools, congregational education, and adult learning 


Strengthening bonds with the Israeli people, especially in our partnership region in the Central Galilee  

Jewish Identity

Instilling the spirit of Jewish community through day and overnight camps, Hillels, the JCC, BBYO and others 

Young Adults

Engaging with the next generation who stand ready to inherit the responsibility of our community’s future  

These are just some of the many ways Federation supports the community. If there’s a need, there’s likely a way we help it get met. 

Taking Care of the Jewish People

Providing for the well-being of those in need is a key tenant of our Jewish heritage and one of the fundamental aspects of the Federation’s mission. Whether in Detroit, Israel or anywhere around the world, we’re committed to taking care of the Jewish people.

As a major funding source for social service providers in our community, Federation helps address the critical needs of vulnerable populations. Through the Annual Campaign and other sources, Federation provides our Community Service Agencies with millions of dollars each year.

Providing For Our Partner Agencies

As the principal engine of Jewish philanthropy and planning in the Detroit area, the Jewish Federation of Detroit works in partnership with its network of agencies to reach and serve the needs of people at every age and stage of life in the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit, in Israel and around the world.

Locally, Federation supports a family of 17 social service agencies, community organizations and day schools across Metro Detroit. Working with its national and global partners, Federation positively impacts the lives of thousands of Jews throughout Israel, in the Former Soviet Union and in 60 countries around the world.

Through the Annual Campaign, Federation raises and allocates funds to its partner agencies to provide critical assistance to those in need, including individuals and families, seniors, people with disabilities and the unemployed. Federation builds and sustains a vibrant Jewish community, creating avenues for Jewish education and identity, fostering close ties to Israel and engaging the next generation of Jewish Detroiters.

Building a Vibrant Jewish Future

Jewish education and identity are the foundation of a strong Jewish community. Our Jewish values and culture are shaped through a variety of educational and identity-building outlets that emphasize not only personal growth and learning but also the central role of unity in our Jewish tradition.

One of Federation’s most important roles is preserving our community by connecting and engaging Jews of all ages and backgrounds. Through the funding that Federation provides to BBYO, Tamarack Camps, our local campus Hillels, the Jewish Community Center, and many other organizations, we help Jews build and strengthen their individual and collective Jewish identities.

Get Involved

Join us in the work we do to strengthen and support Jewish people in our community and across the world. Volunteers, participants and future leaders are always welcome.

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and we’ll do our very best to help you find meaningful ways to tap into all that Jewish Detroit has to offer.