Loading Events

“Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be”: An Evening with New York Times best-selling author and columnist Frank Bruni

Join us as we welcome Frank Bruni to Detroit for an important conversation about the unnecessary mental anguish students often endure when they measure themselves by the colleges that accept them. Mr. Bruni will share what his research has revealed: that a student’s worth and future success is not determined by the university he or she attends and that gaining admittance into a particular school can never guarantee a higher salary or a happier life. Mr. Bruni will also discuss how parents, students and educators can avoid the undue stress, anxiety and depression that often accompanies the college application process, sometimes years before it even begins.

This event is ideal for middle and high school students, parents and educators. It is being offered at no-cost to the community thanks to the generosity of the Norm and Susie Pappas Challenge Fund. For more about Federation’s Youth Mental Health Initiative, visit

October 3, 2018 | 7 PM: Program | 8:15 PM: Book Signing

Please note the change of venue:
Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI

About Frank Bruni
The New York Times’ first openly gay op-ed columnist, Frank Bruni reflects on diverse topics including American politics, higher education, and gay rights. He joined the newspaper in 1995 and has been a White House correspondent, the chief restaurant critic, a staff writer for The Times Magazine, and the Rome bureau chief. He is the author of three New York Times best-sellers: Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, Born Round and Ambling into History.

Register before September 21

Online registration is now closed; however, walk-in registration will be available at the event. For any questions please contact Amy Wayne at 248-203-1483 or

Upcoming Events


NEXTGen Detroit’s Interfaith Couples Presents: Salsa Style


NEXTGen Detroit Pride 3rd Anniversary Gayla


Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror