The Michigan-Central Galilee Partnership

The Michigan-Central Galilee Partnership Welcome to your home in Israel! Since 1994, three Michigan communities, Metropolitan Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, have partnered with three municipalities in Israel, Migdal HaEmek, Nazareth Illit and the Jezreel Valley, located in a region referred to as the Central Galilee. Check out this video: Partnership 2GETHER on Vimeo….Read More »

Israeli Partners Directory

Detroit Federation convenes Israel Program Partners (IPP); local organizations involved in Israel programming and advocacy. Professional and volunteer liaisons from these organizations meet quarterly to share upcoming opportunities and potential ideas for collaboration. For info about IPP, contact Lori Davidson Mertz,, (248) 203-1493. More information about the Israeli Program Partners is listed below. Please…Read More »

Israeli Camper Program

Since 2002, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Tamarack Camps, and Partnership2Gether have been uniting to bring approximately 84 Israeli children from our Partnership2Gether region to Camp Mass (Tamarack Camps). This joint program strengthens the Jewish identity of both Americans and Israelis and creates new relationships which are the life source of Partnership. For many…Read More »

Study / Volunteer in Israel

Get There! Federation’s Teen & Young Adult Travel Fund The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s unique Get There! program provides funding to help defray costs on trips to Israel, making it possible for more young people to experience a life-changing journey. Available for a wide variety of programs, Get There! travel grants help young Detroiters…Read More »

Partnering Protocol

The Israel & Overseas Department is on a mission to be the hub of Israel engagement in the Detroit community. By serving as a connector for all things Israel and elsewhere, we partner with Federation’s agencies, Metro Detroit congregations, organizations and community members to facilitate meaningful experiences here and there. before, during and after travel.

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