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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Mar
26

A Special Screening of LIKE: Please Note the Date Change to March 26

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling issue, Jewish Federation’s screening of the film LIKE is being moved to Tuesday, March 26. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the Maple Theater on the 26th.

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Mar
28

What’s a Jew to Do? The Jewish Response to the Rise in White Nationalism.

March 28th | 6:30 to 8:30 PM The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. As Jews, we are painfully aware that antisemitism is on the rise. In 2017, our country saw a 57% spike in incidents motivated by anti-Jewish bias including physical assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions according to the Anti-Defamation League. In […]

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Mar
30

JFamily Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit present: The Havdalah Hang Out

Add some light to your Saturday night! Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Temple Emanu-el 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI Help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to new friends at our first ever Havdalah Hang Out! What better way to start a new week than with an […]

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Mar
31

Making Moves: A Morning of Strengthening Your Body and Mind

Sunday, March 31st | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM The Lean Body Studio 29924 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 48073 Cost: $10 Making Moves Join NEXTGen Detroit for this ladies-only event as we reimagine how we… THINK Hear Ricki Friedman of BREAK the Weight discuss how to implement sustainable healthy habits into your life. MOVE Experience The Lean […]

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