March 9, 2019

The Fillmore Detroit

Doors at 8 PM ● 21+ only ● Saturday night chic ● Dietary laws observed

EPIC is NEXTGen Detroit’s premiere annual fundraising event and the ultimate celebration of community and young Jewish philanthropy.

Kick off the night with premiere cocktails from the open bar, passed appetizers and food stations and live music from Your Generation. Ben Gurion Society members (NEXTGen Detroit donors of $1000 or more) are invited to a VIP reception with an exclusive meet-and-greet with Nikki Glaser.

Why does Nikki look so familiar? Well, she’s had stand-up comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix; she was the creator, executive producer and star of Comedy Central’s Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser and the host of MTV’s Nikki and Sara LIVE. Then there’s her Sirius XM morning show on Comedy Central radio, You Up with Nikki Glaser, and of course her popular podcast, You Had To Be There. You may also recognize her from her appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, Inside Amy Schumer, The Roast of Rob Lowe and everyone’s favorite The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In addition to the cost of a ticket, a minimum donation of $100 to the Jewish Federation’s 2019 Annual Campaign is required of each guest.

Your gift will support Federation and its 17 local and three international agencies as we work to take care of the needs of the Jewish people and build a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, in Israel and around the world.

Click here to view our Annual Report and learn more about where your gift goes.

Thanks to the generosity of Shelley & Joel Tauber, every increased gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Children in Kippahs Doing Crafts
Seniors Enjoying Shabbat Together
Pitch for Detroit Kickball Tournament Team Celebrating



  • Adam Bleznak
  • Andrew Luckoff
  • Lesley Welwarth
  • 2019 EPIC Event Co-chairs

  • Joshua Goldberg
  • Shimon Levy
  • Daniel Warsh
  • NEXTGen Detroit Campaign Vice Presidents

  • Ryan Landau
  • NEXTGen Detroit President

  • Adam Blanck
  • NEXTGen Detroit President-Elect

  • Ilana Block
  • NEXTGen Detroit Immediate Past President

  • Jared Goldman
  • Morgan Kaufman
  • NEXTGen Detroit 2019 Ben Gurion Society Event Co-chairs

Table Hosts

(in formation)

  • Traci & Michael Baum
  • Abi & Eric Berlin
  • Lauren & Adam Blanck
  • Meryl & Adam Bleznak
  • Ilana & Adam Block
  • Jenna & Josh Borson
  • Sam Dubin
  • Jessica & Josh Faber
  • Monica & Ari Fischman
  • Lindsay & Josh Fisher
  • Warren Frenkel
  • Joshua Goldberg
  • Lori & Ryan Hirsch
  • Ben Handelsman & Brooke Weingarden
  • Monique & Justin Jacobs
  • Morgan & Danny Kaufman
  • Daniel Kaufman
  • Hannah Adam Kessler
  • Josh Ketai
  • Jennifer & Andrew Kravis
  • Kate & David Kurzmann
  • Margot & Ryan Landau
  • Jennie & Shimon G. Levy
  • Ilana & Zachary Liss
  • Adina & Kyle Lonn
  • Andrew Luckoff
  • Lindsey & Marty Maddin
  • Jennifer & Sam Maxbauer
  • Jessica & Steve Migliore
  • Ilene Crane & Gabe Neistein
  • Devorah & Yisrael Pinson
  • Jodie & Matt Ran
  • Ariella & Tzvi Raviv
  • George Roberts & Sarah Reingold
  • Sarah & Benji Rosenzweig
  • Lauren & Adam Rubin
  • Alex Scharg
  • Tara & Keith Schonberger
  • Jake Schostak & Shelby Timmis
  • Allie & Andrew Sherman
  • Zack Slabotsky
  • Ellie & David Walz
  • Daniel & Ryan Warsh
  • Lesley & Jeremy Welwarth
  • Michelle & Josh Younger


Presenting Sponsors

Ben Gurion Society (BGS) VIP reception

Additional Sponsors (in formation)

The Torgow Family


March 9, 2019

The Fillmore Detroit

Doors at 8 PM ● 21+ only ● Saturday night chic ● Dietary laws observed