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

Upcoming Events

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Jun
5

Jewish Working Women’s Network: Pure Networking

Join the Jewish Working Women’s Network for Pure Networking Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 AM The Mall by Steve’s Deli 6646 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills What better way to start your day than with bagels and business cards? Drop in to meet and greet other Jewish working women for a casual networking opportunity. […]

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Jun
6

Federation’s Maimonides Society’s Annual Summer Social

  Join us for our annual Summer Social! Physicians and spouses welcome. Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6:30 PM Bistro Joe’s 34244 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009 Cost: $18 a person | Price includes light eats and cocktails Maimonides Society Co-Chairs Jennifer Sobol & Danny Aronovitz Questions? Contact Karen Kaplan at kaplan@jfmd.org or  248-203-1453. Register

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Jun
11

NEXTGen Detroit’s Annual Meeting

Join us as we celebrate our 8th year as NEXTGen Detroit! Our Annual Meeting is a time to recognize our wonderful leadership and our community’s accomplishments over the past year as we continue to work together to build a strong, vibrant Jewish Detroit. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 7 PM Annual Meeting at the Ford […]

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Jun
13

NEXTGen Detroit Pop Up with Chef Brad Greenhill

New Tastes. New Space. Chef Brad Greenhill of the award winning restaurant Takoi is giving us a sneak peek at the flavors he’ll be creating for his highly anticipated new restaurant, Magnet, in the form of an exclusive food demo and tasting. Chef Brad will create a vegetable-centric, kosher-style* tasting menu in Detroit’s newest and […]

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