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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.

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.

ChoDesh Tov Boxes

If there’s one thing we can say about the Jewish calendar — it’s not empty! Quite the contrary. If Judaism were a friend you were trying to meet for coffee, they would need to pencil you in. We have holidays, holy days, and “holy heck I didn’t even know about that day” days all year long. 

Here at NEXTGen Detroit, we wanted to make learning about and celebrating all the delightful dates on the J-Cal fun and easy. Enter — ChoDesh Tov, NEXTGen Detroit’s new monthly subscription boxes! 

Each month, we’re putting together a perfectly curated collection of nosh, swag, activities and info and packaging it all up for you. And lest we forget, Judaism is a team sport, so in addition to your Bubbie-approved box of goodies, we are throwing monthly virtual get-togethers for schmoozing, sharing and enjoying your ChoDesh Tov treasures with other subscribers. 

Order this month’s box today!

Upcoming Events

  • NEXTGen Detroit Clusters
  • Table Talkers: Euchre Cluster

  • Virtual Event
  • Tuesday, January 19
  • 8:00 pm
  • Learn More or Register
  • NEXTGen Detroit
  • Virtually Impossible Winter Fundraiser

  • Virtual Event
  • Thursday, January 21
  • 7:15 pm
  • Learn More or Register
  • NEXTGen Detroit
  • Candle Making with KSM Candle Co.

  • Virtual Event
  • Monday, January 25
  • 7:30 pm
  • Learn More or Register
  • NEXTGen Detroit and JCC’s Jbaby
  • Real Conversations about Reproduction: Navigating Infertility and IVF

  • Virtual Event
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • 7:30 pm
  • Learn More or Register
  • NEXTGen Detroit Clusters
  • You Can Sip With Us, Ok! Wine Cluster

  • Virtual Event
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • 8:00 pm
  • Learn More or Register

Questions? Contact one of our staff:

  • Lauren Rubin
  • Associate Director, NEXTGen Detroit
  • 248-233-4243

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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…