The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) locally and nationally recognizes young adults ages 21 to 45 who demonstrate community leadership and give a gift of $1,000 or more to their local Federation’s Annual Campaign. BGS was founded on the principles of David Ben Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel, who urged young men and women to channel their power, passion and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community.

Members of BGS not only be make a tremendously positive impact in the lives of Jews in need all over the world, but also are invited to exclusive BGS events and leadership opportunities throughout the year. Members have access to the BGS VIP Pre-Glow Reception at EPIC, Federation’s largest young adult fundraiser, featuring a meet-and-greet with the event’s headlining talent for the year. Members are also eligible for admission into BGS appreciation events, like the one we held at the M-1 Concourse last spring, and Federation’s Annual Major Gifts Event — to name a few.

How does a $1,000+ donation to the Jewish Federation impact the community? Here are a handful of examples:

  • Affords emergency dental services for community members who would otherwise have no access
  • Provides aid to the elderly in the community with ramps for homebound, disabled adults to use for essential outings and appointments
  • Establishes a safe and secure environment for the children in our community to learn within
  • Funds a week of camp for a Tamarack camper in need of scholarship assistance

To learn more about becoming a member of the Ben Gurion Society, email Lauren Rubin at lrubin@jfmd.org

Lauren Rubin

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Latke Vodka 15

Latke Vodka is making another move down Woodward and popping up at the Garden Theater this year. Don’t miss Jewish Detroit’s 15-year long tradition of meeting up with hundreds of your closest friends the Saturday night after Thanksgiving at the biggest holiday party of the season.

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Dec
3

Can we count on you this #GivingTuesday?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9 – 11 AM and 4 – 8 PM. Please join us for two special #GivingTuesday community-wide telethons on December 3 from 9 to 11 AM and from 4 to 8 PM. #GivingTuesday is an international day of philanthropy that celebrates generosity worldwide. Here at the Jewish Federation, we are gearing up to make this global day of giving […]

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Dec
8

Are You Ready For The Ultimate Indoor Recess?

Sunday, December 8 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm On the Dunes 2055 Haggerty Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390 Brrrr! December may be too cold to play outside, but we’re bringing the fun inside, on a massive scale, at Federation’s Ultimate Indoor Recess in partnership with the Jewish Community Center’s JFamily! Fowling, golf and putt-putt […]

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8

Hebrews, Shebrews, We all brew!

December 8 | 2-4 PM Chazzano Coffee Roasters 1737 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 Jews have way more in common with coffee than the Maxwell House Hagaddah — in fact, there’s thousands of years worth of Jewish influence on the world’s most popular beverage. Join us for an educational and hands-on evening as […]

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