NEXTGen Detroit

The hub of a young, vibrant Jewish Detroit.

Who is a NEXTGen Detroiter?

Great Question.

The NEXTGen Detroit community is made up of 21- to 45-year-olds in all stages of young adult life. So whether you’re a recent grad, a parent, a CEO, single, married, here for good or just passing through, we have something for you in Jewish Detroit. And if we don’t have it, we’ll happily help you find it.

Here’s what we’ve got going on…

Let’s Get Social

Think of NEXTGen Detroit as that really outgoing friend who is always thinking of cool things to do and introducing you to awesome people. Check out our upcoming events here.

Jewish Experiences

Our culture is full of traditions and holidays, rich history, diversity and really good food — and we’re celebrating it with Shabbat dinners, holiday events, learning opportunities and more.

Keeping it Professional

Seasoned pro or just starting out? We’ve got career-building ops for everyone. From our top-tier networking series to our on-staff employment specialist, we’re ready to help you make your next big move.

Community Leadership

If you’re looking to make your mark on Jewish Detroit, we’ve got a number of ways for you to stretch your leadership wings. Join a committee, serve on our Board of Directors or get in on one of our leadership development programs.

Learn more here

NEXTGen Detroit Pride

We’re making a welcoming gateway into the Jewish community for LGBTQA young adults looking for connection and a supportive atmosphere to explore everything Jewish Detroit has to offer.

NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers

Meet like-minded people who also love lending a hand at a variety of volunteer opportunities we organize throughout the year. Check out the NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers Facebook group to see what opportunities are coming up!

NEXTGen Detroit Interfaith Couples

This group welcomes, embraces and educates interfaith couples and their families. Programs offered every 2 to 3 months don’t explicitly teach how to “be Jewish” but rather support and encourage families as they explore how to “do Jewish.”

NEXTGen Detroit Clusters

Meet and hang out with people who are into what you’re into — it’s as chill as that! Our Clusters come together about once a month to kick back, relax and enjoy a few of our favorite things. Here are the Clusters that are currently meeting up:

A Novel Bunch: Book Club Cluster
Avid readers, rejoice! This is the cluster for you. Every month, we read a different book and then come together on Zoom for a little literary chit chat with a guest facilitator and some yummy snacks!

Sniffers and Sippers: Whiskey Tasting Cluster
Scotch, bourbon, rye — whatever you want to call it, we’re into it! Meet up with fellow whiskey whisperers to share recommendations, talk all things barrel-aged and try something new.

Table Talkers: Euchre Cluster
Of course there’s a cluster devoted to Michigan’s favorite card game! And we can even play remotely thanks to this cool euchre website we found. Bring your bowers!

You Can Sip With Us, OK!: Wine Tasting Cluster
L’chaim! We love red, we love white, we love rosé all day…and we would love for you to join our Cluster! No sommelier status required, come as you are and raise a glass.

Meet Our Board

The NEXTGen Detroit Board of Directors is made up of 50 Jewish Detroiters who come from a wide range of backgrounds, professions and are in different stages of their young adult lives. But they all have one very important thing in common and that’s their commitment to building a strong, vibrant Jewish future here in Detroit.

Learn more here

Upcoming Events

Questions? Contact one of our staff:

  • Lauren Soifer
  • Associate Director, NEXTGen Detroit
  • 248-203-1480
  • Mimi Marcus
  • Senior Campaign Associate, NEXTGen Detroit
  • (248) 205-2535

You Matter.

The help we provide to the Jewish community in Detroit, in Israel and around the world is not possible without your support. Choose your level of impact…