We’re lighting up the night in an EPIC way for a bright Jewish future in Detroit!

Join us as we set The Fillmore aglow for NEXTGen Detroit’s premiere annual fundraiser. EPIC is turning lucky number 7, and we’re going all out for this ultimate celebration of community and young Jewish philanthropy.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
8 PM
The Fillmore Detroit

Saturday night chic | 21 and over | Dietary laws observed


  • Get ready to party when doors open at 8 PM
  • Grab a cocktail from one of our top-shelf, open bars
  • Enjoy passed appetizers and food stations

Ben Gurion Society (BGS) VIP Pre-Glow

Sponsored by AFB Hospitality Group

  • Donors of $1,000 or more are invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Sklar Brothers.
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Main Event

  • Settle in for a live stand-up comedy show from the Sklar Brothers (You’ve probably seen them around on HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, FX, ESPN, Showtime, Adult Swim, History Channel, Fox... should we keep going?)
  • Snack on some diner-inspired favorites
  • Crack open a complimentary beer

After Party

Sponsored by Totle

  • Get down on some late night breakfast items and sweet treats
  • Have a night cap at the cash bar
  • Dance the night away at our “discglow” tech

The EPIC Difference

In addition to the cost of a ticket, a minimum donation of $100 to Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign is required from each guest.  The impact that your gift makes is nothing short of EPIC.
Your donation will:

Support the Needs

of the Jewish people.

Support the needs of the Jewish people.

Help Build a Vibrant Future

in Detroit, in Israel and everywhere a Jewish heart beats.

Help build a vibrant future in Detroit, in Israel and everywhere a Jewish heart beats.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Kaufman Family, new donations and increases will be matched dollar-for-dollar this year.



A limited number of free spots have been reserved in Lots 1 and 2 at 61 E. Elizabeth St., Detroit, 48201. Parking passes will be emailed to guests prior to the event and must be shown to the parking attendant. Spots are first come, first serve.

Guests attending the BGS VIP Pre-Glow Reception will be emailed a digital parking pass along with the location of a lot and directions.

Ample parking is available near The Fillmore at the following lots:

FOX Garage
50 W. Montcalm St. Detroit, MI 48201
$15 - $20 per car
3 minute walk

2121 Cass Ave, Detroit MI 48201
$5 - $10 per car
6 minute walk

Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
$5 - $10 per car
5 minute walk

Thanks to our friends at Lyft, EPIC guests can receive 25% off a ride (up to $5 off) to or from the event. Use promo code EPIC18. Limit one per person.

Host a Table

Hosting a table at EPIC is the perfect way to get friends, family, co-workers and strangers you meet on the street to NEXTGen Detroit’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

Not only will they enjoy an EPIC evening out, but they’ll also be helping to support the needs of the Jewish people and build a vibrant Jewish future here in Detroit, in Israel and around the world — and it doesn’t get more EPIC than that.

Each table seats 12 people. We ask table hosts to commit by February 19. Contact Hallie Eisenberg for more information at eisenberg@jfmd.org.

Presenting Sponsors

Additional Sponsors


NEXTGen Detroit’s EPIC Event Co-Chairs:
Tara Hack, Andrew Luckoff, Heather Rosenberg and Adam Rubin

NEXTGen Detroit’s 2017-2018 Campaign Co-Chairs:
Joshua Goldberg and Adam Blanck

NEXTGen Detroit’s 2017-2018 BGS
Morgan Kaufman and Scott Sadoff

NEXTGen Detroit President:
Ilana Block

NEXTGen Detroit President-Elect:
Ryan Landau

NEXTGen Detroit Immediate Past President:
Matt Ran

Table Hosts

Lauren Acker
Traci & Michael Baum
Adam Blanck
Ilana & Adam Block
Brian Brodsky
Matt Cohn
Danielle DePriest
Sam Dubin
Warren Frenkel
Rose & Vadim Garber
Michele & Josh Gershonowicz
Allison Gold
Joshua Goldberg
Jared Goldman
Tara & Jay Hack
Ben Handelsman & Brooke Weingarden
Ryan Hirsch
Jill & Steve Ingber
Monique & Justin Jacobs
Morgan & Danny Kaufman
Jennifer & Andrew Kravis
Kate & David Kurzmann
Ryan Landau
Shayna & Josh Levine
Shimon Levy & Jennie Gibson
Abi Liepshutz
Rachel Loebl Serman
Andrew Luckoff
Judy Margolin Landau
Jennie & Sam Maxbauer
Rob Midelton
Jessica & Steve Migliore
Nicole & Scott Mitnick

Alex & Ryan Mollen
Rachel & Justin Moss
Brittany & Joshua Moss
Gabe Neistein & Ilene Crane
Yisrael Pinson
Emily & Brandon Pomish
Matt Ran
Ariella & Tzvi Raviv
George M. Roberts
Heather & Steve Rosenberg
Sarah & Benji Rosenzweig
Lauren & Adam Rubin
Michelle Rubin
Michael Rubyan
Eric Sachs
Scott Sadoff & Rachel Lachover
Alex Scharg
Carly Schiff
Bryan Schon
Jonathan Schwartz
Allie & Andrew Sherman
Ariella & Mikey Skoczylas
Zack Slabotsky
Jacob Smith
Erin & David Stiebel
Rachel Taubman-Glickfeld & Greg Glickfeld
Ryan & Daniel Warsh
Julia & Josh Weinberg
Diane & Stephen Weisberg
Jordan Weiss
Lesley & Jeremy Welwarth
Alex & Jordon Wertheimer