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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
Sep
24

NEXTGen Detroit Gets Upscale Artsy at Brightlytwisted

Tuesday, September 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Brightlytwisted 1416 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 Design a one-of-a-kind work of art at this hands-on workshop at Brightlytwisted’s Dye House in Detroit. We’ll learn the basics of tie-dye on practice material before we dye challah covers provided by NEXTGen Detroit as we chat with Erin […]

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Sep
25

Ruby-Lion Of Judah

Please join us for Women’s Philanthropy Ruby-Lion of Judah 2020 Annual Campaign Event featuring LISA FRIEDMAN CLARK Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 11:15 AM Franklin Hills Country Club 31675 Inkster Road | Franklin, MI 11:15 AM — Registration 11:30 AM — Program begins promptly Couvert – $45 per person | Lunch will follow. Kosher meals […]

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Sep
26

NEXTGen Detroit’s Annual BGS Appreciation Event

Get in on the ground floor and experience the Lexus Velodrome right in the center of the action. Watch riders train close-up and take to the track for a mock race just for us while enjoying cocktails and kosher fare. Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7PM Lexus Velodrome 601 Mack Ave. Detroit This event is […]

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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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