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About Federation

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is dedicated to serving the needs of the Jewish people locally, globally and in Israel. Federation is the community leader, and through its annual fund-raising campaign provides for a vibrant and secure Jewish community, now and in the future.

Federation and Its Agency Partners

Federation is the principle engine of Jewish philanthropy and planning in metropolitan Detroit. JFMD works in partnership with its network of agencies to serve the diverse needs of individuals and families in the local Jewish community, in Israel, and around the world.

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

Through its Annual Campaign, Federation raises and allocates funds to its partner agencies to provide critical assistance to those in need, including children, young adults, individuals with disabilities, seniors, the unemployed and the homeless. Federation also works to build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community, creating avenues for Jewish education and identity, fostering close ties to Israel and engaging the next generation of Jewish Detroiters.

Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Oct
17

Maimonides Society and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Present: Opioids in America

October 17 6:00 pm – Registration and Dinner 7:15-9:00 pm – Lecture and Q & A The Berman Center For The Performing Arts 6600 W Maple Rd West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Featured Speaker Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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Oct
23

Young Women’s Philanthropy Mindfulness On and Off the Mat

Wednesday, October 23 | 7:15 – 9:15 PM Citizen Yoga 6400 Telegraph Rd Ste 1400 Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301 Join Young Women’s Philanthropy and Kacee Must from Citizen Yoga as she teaches us how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into our everyday lives and then leads a functional, slow-flow yoga class perfect for every level […]

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Oct
24

A Haunted Historic Walking Tour of Detroit

October 24, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company 3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Are you brave enough to explore Midtown’s most supernatural spots? If you dare, join us for a haunted walking tour with City Tour Detroit and hear chilling tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. We’ve invited special […]

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Oct
27

A Simcha for Scott

Over a decade of serving Jewish Detroit calls for a party! Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 7 – 9 PM | Brief Program at 8 PM Congregation Shaarey Zedek 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield, MI Join us for music, dessert reception and mazel tovs as we celebrate Scott Kaufman’s commitment and contributions to our community. Questions? […]

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