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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Mar
26

A Special Screening of LIKE: Please Note the Date Change to March 26

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling issue, Jewish Federation’s screening of the film LIKE is being moved to Tuesday, March 26. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the Maple Theater on the 26th.

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Mar
28

What’s a Jew to Do? The Jewish Response to the Rise in White Nationalism.

March 28th | 6:30 to 8:30 PM The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. As Jews, we are painfully aware that antisemitism is on the rise. In 2017, our country saw a 57% spike in incidents motivated by anti-Jewish bias including physical assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions according to the Anti-Defamation League. In […]

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Mar
30

JFamily Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit present: The Havdalah Hang Out

Add some light to your Saturday night! Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Temple Emanu-el 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI Help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to new friends at our first ever Havdalah Hang Out! What better way to start a new week than with an […]

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Mar
31

Making Moves: A Morning of Strengthening Your Body and Mind

Sunday, March 31st | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM The Lean Body Studio 29924 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 48073 Cost: $10 Making Moves Join NEXTGen Detroit for this ladies-only event as we reimagine how we… THINK Hear Ricki Friedman of BREAK the Weight discuss how to implement sustainable healthy habits into your life. MOVE Experience The Lean […]

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