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

NEXTWork Happy Hour at Gran Castor

Wednesday, July 24 | 5:00 PM Rub elbows, swap business cards and join the over 450 young Jewish professionals who have discovered that the best networking in Detroit is at NEXTWork. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free of charge. Gran Castor 2950 Rochester Rd Troy, MI 48083 Cash bar. Light […]

Sign Up

NEXTGen Detroit’s Wine Tasting & Cheese Pairing at Detroit Vineyards

July 25 | 7 PM Detroit Vineyards 1000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 Cost: $25 per person | Space is extremely limited Working with a collection of Michigan and Detroit-based grape growers, Detroit Vineyards is making amazing wines right here in the Motor City — and we’re going to taste them! Our favorite cheese experts […]

Sign Up

NEXTGen Detroit and The Well Present: Soul Flow

Sunday, July 28 | 12 NOON – 2 PM The Collective @ True North 4699 16th St #8 Detroit, MI 48208 Join us for an afternoon of guided Kabbalah learning, yoga and meditation. Rabbi Yedwab of Temple Israel will be our teacher on this spiritual Sunday Funday at The Collective at True North. Stick around after class […]

Sign Up

Building (and Crossing) the Bridge Between Work and Home

Women’s Philanthropy’s Jewish Working Women’s Network is excited to welcome Jordana Strosberg, GM’s Global Advanced Technology & Mobility Communications Manager, for a special networking and Q & A event. Named in PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 list, Jordana served as the Executive Communications Manager for GM CEO Mary Barra prior to her current role. Jordana makes […]

Sign Up

More Events