Photos from the Archives

So long as there has been a modern State of Israel, there have been inspiring, life-altering journeys led by and supported by Jewish Detroit.

The year was 1954

Max M Fisher often cited his participation on the United Jewish Appeal mission to Israel in 1954 as a seminal experience in his life, one that underscored the importance of being forever vigilant to ensure Israel’s existence and survival.  Max would continue his lifelong service to the community to become a revered Jewish leader and a trusted adviser to United States presidents and Israeli prime ministers.

1954 United Jewish Appeal Mission to Israel. A young Max M. Fisher stands on the right.


Fast forward:  1998

Scenes from the “single” most fun-loving Birthright Israel trip and the Detroit Teen Mission.

1998 Birthright Israel
1998 Birthright Israel


1998 Teen Mission
1998 Detroit Teen Mission

2012: What a year for Federation’s Teen Mission.

Sunrise at Masada


 This year in Jerusalem?

Spots are still open for Birthright Detroit trips scheduled for May and June 2014. Contact Ayelet Kon at 248-502-2856 or

Spots are still available for the Sue and Alan J. Kaufman Family Teen Mission 2014,  July 1- August 1, 2014. Visit or  contact Danielle Longo at for more information.