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

Lauren Rubin

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

NEXTGen Detroit Gets Upscale Artsy at Brightlytwisted

Tuesday, September 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Brightlytwisted 1416 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 Design a one-of-a-kind work of art at this hands-on workshop at Brightlytwisted’s Dye House in Detroit. We’ll learn the basics of tie-dye on practice material before we dye challah covers provided by NEXTGen Detroit as we chat with Erin […]

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Ruby-Lion Of Judah

Please join us for Women’s Philanthropy Ruby-Lion of Judah 2020 Annual Campaign Event featuring LISA FRIEDMAN CLARK Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 11:15 AM Franklin Hills Country Club 31675 Inkster Road | Franklin, MI 11:15 AM — Registration 11:30 AM — Program begins promptly Couvert – $45 per person | Lunch will follow. Kosher meals […]

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NEXTGen Detroit’s Annual BGS Appreciation Event

Get in on the ground floor and experience the Lexus Velodrome right in the center of the action. Watch riders train close-up and take to the track for a mock race just for us while enjoying cocktails and kosher fare. Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7PM Lexus Velodrome 601 Mack Ave. Detroit This event is […]

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Maimonides Society and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Present: Opioids in America

October 17 6:00 pm – Registration and Dinner 7:15-9:00 pm – Lecture and Q & A The Berman Center For The Performing Arts 6600 W Maple Rd West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Featured Speaker Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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