Birthright Israel

Sign up for our next trip:

May 8th – May 20th, 2019

Here’s how to register:

  1. Click here
  2. Log in through Facebook or your email
  3. When filling out the initial sign-up form, type that you were referred by NEXTGen Detroit and select “Local Community” from the Trip Types drop-down menu
  4. Finish the application process
  5. Wait for us to reach out to you! We promise, we’ll be in touch.

How Detroiters Do Israel

Anyone who has ever gone on a Birthright Israel trip will tell you, it is the experience of a lifetime. A free trip to Israel, traveling from the south to the north, seeing all the iconic sites and hidden gems. You ride a camel, sleep in a Bedouin tent, climb Masada, swim in the Dead Sea, touch the Western Wall, walk the stone streets of Jerusalem, explore the mystic city of Tzfat, and eat all the hummus your heart desires. Ten, non-stop days in the Holy Land on a bus full of your peers has all the makings of an incredible adventure — but our Detroit Community trips offer some special extras that transform ten days of travel into years of memories.

Why choose a Detroit Community Trip?

While most trips have Israelis for half the trip, our Israeli travel mates are with us for the full ten days, allowing us to make real connections and lifelong friendships.

  • Our Israeli travel mates (soon to be besties) come from Federation’s partnership region, which we visit for a full day to see “real life” in Israel and the many partnership projects that Detroit and the region share.
  • A trip highlight is our Home Hospitality Night where we are invited into our Israeli travel mates’ homes to share a local meal with their families.
  • The adventure isn’t over when the trip ends. Traveling with fellow Detroiters means that you can meet up, hang out and build real community connections when you get back to Michigan.
  • But wait, there’s more! Every August we bring the Israelis from all three of the year’s trips to Detroit for our Mifgash, a week-long reunion.

Check out these highlights from our most recent Detroit Community Trip:


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Nikki Baron

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Feb
9

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily present
Winter Warm Up

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Farber Hebrew Day School 21100 W 12 Mile Rd, MI $18 per Family till 12 noon on Wednesday, February 5th |  $25 per family  after Warm up with NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily for a cozy morning of crafts, cocoa, coffee and connecting with other young […]

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Mar
11

LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy 3- Part Training Series for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Stand with Trans, Jfamily, and the Youth Professionals Network present LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy Training for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals. The 3-part series includes: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30PM – 8:30PM LGBTQ+ 101: Learn how gender, sexual orientation, and mental health impacts youth; vocabulary, language and common terminology will […]

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Apr
1

Experience Dear Evan Hansen and Support Youth Wellness

Proceeds from this event will benefit youth mental health services and youth programming. Don’t miss the Broadway hit that has won six Tonys and a Grammy award and has been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” Tickets for this special showing of Dear Evan Hansen include: • Pre-glow reception at […]

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