Israel & the World

2015 Mission
January 29, 2016

Travels on a Federation Mission

Why go to Israel? Ask anyone who has been to Israel on a mission, a Birthright trip or a fact-finding exchange organized by the Detroit Federation. Most will tell you that their experience was eye-opening, inspiring – even life-changing.

Shimon Levy
January 4, 2016

An Israeli Officer & a Gentleman

Meet Shimon Gal Levy, 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Naval Captain and Harvard grad with a Master’s in Public Policy. Self-starter, team builder, entrepreneur and connoisseur of Detroit Happy Hours. Currently on tour of duty in service to the community as Federation’s Senior Strategic Advisor and a Principal “ingredient” of Detroit’s venture group, Secret Sauce Capital.

The Israel Ride
January 4, 2016

The Israel Ride

Billed as “the ride of a lifetime,” the Israel Ride delivers as promised. According to Andrea (Andy) Roisman, a veteran traveler to Israel and the sole Detroit rider on the 7-day cycling tour this past October, pedaling 250 miles through the desert from Jerusalem to Eilat was a transformative Israel experience.

Nancy Grosfeld
October 15, 2015

Honored Community Builder

Meet Nancy Grosfeld, past President of Federation, current Chair of the Centennial Fund to secure Jewish Detroit’s future; recipient of Federation’s foremost honor, the 2015 Fred M. Butzel Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the health, education and well-being of the community through volunteer leadership and philanthropy.

Teen Mission to Israel
September 30, 2015

“Let’s Send More Kids to Israel”

With the goal to send more teens to Israel, Federation, congregations and Tamarack Camps are now working in partnership to launch Teen Mission 2016, July 5 - August 5, 2016.

Group Upon Arrival in Central Square, Havana
July 1, 2015

Havdalah in Havana

Forget the cigars. For 12 Detroiters, Cuba's vibrant Jewish community will forever be what they remember about their trip.

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