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
Oct
17

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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Oct
23

Young Women’s Philanthropy Mindfulness On and Off the Mat

Wednesday, October 23 | 7:15 – 9:15 PM Citizen Yoga 6400 Telegraph Rd Ste 1400 Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301 Join Young Women’s Philanthropy and Kacee Must from Citizen Yoga as she teaches us how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into our everyday lives and then leads a functional, slow-flow yoga class perfect for every level […]

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Oct
24

A Haunted Historic Walking Tour of Detroit

October 24, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company 3965 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Are you brave enough to explore Midtown’s most supernatural spots? If you dare, join us for a haunted walking tour with City Tour Detroit and hear chilling tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. We’ve invited special […]

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Oct
27

A Simcha for Scott

Over a decade of serving Jewish Detroit calls for a party! Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 7 – 9 PM | Brief Program at 8 PM Congregation Shaarey Zedek 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield, MI Join us for music, dessert reception and mazel tovs as we celebrate Scott Kaufman’s commitment and contributions to our community. Questions? […]

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