The NEXTGen Detroit Story

Why NEXTGen Detroit? And why now?

For the last 30 years there has been a shift in North America, both in the Jewish community and in many other communities — a shift commonly referred to as “disengagement.” Not so long ago, involvement in one’s community was an obligation. And now, it’s not.

With the goal of creating new ways to attract, engage and retain the next generation of Jewish Detroiters, Federation developed NEXTGen Detroit, an innovative platform for transforming the community into a vibrant home for young Jews of every background and affiliation.

Since its launch in 2012, NEXTGen Detroit has emerged as a national leader of young adult engagement, and is now a model for Federations across North America. Not too shabby.

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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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