2023 Signature Event

She spent a summer in the Catskills with Johnny Castle, she was Ferris Bueller’s little sister, and nobody puts her in the corner. Now, she’s coming to the Signature Event at Congregation Shaarey Zedek on February 13. 

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Department is proud to announce that Jennifer Grey, the internationally known actress and bestselling author, will be the special guest at this year’s Signature Event.  

Signature is the premiere annual fundraising event for Women’s Philanthropy. This women-only evening, with over 500 attendees, is a celebration of community and the profound impact of women donors to Federation’s Annual Campaign. 

Jennifer will be sharing her personal story including her Jewish identity, anecdotes from her best-selling memoir and a behind-the-scenes update on the long-awaited Dirty Dancing sequel.   

Jennifer Grey

“We’re excited about the 2023 version of this great event that supports Federation’s Annual Campaign. The money we raise in this one night alone makes a real difference helping people in need in our community,” said Nancy Glen, Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair.   

2022 Signature Event
Over 500 women attended the 2022 Signature Event

Adds Signature Co-Chair, Shayna Levine, “And we’re really excited to have Jennifer Grey as our speaker. She has been such a touchstone in our lives growing up with her movies and TV appearances, and now her new memoir is a touchstone to her life personally and professionally.”  

Get your tickets today.  
Tickets to attend the Signature Event in person are expected to sell out and registration closes February 7 (a virtual option is also available). For complete details and to register, click here

Questions? Please contact Toni Hayes at hayes@jfmd.org or (248) 203-1532. 

About Jennifer Grey 

Jennifer Grey is best known for her iconic portrayal of “Baby” opposite Patrick Swayze in the beloved classic Dirty Dancing, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. More recently, she starred in the critically acclaimed Amazon series Red Oaks. Her breakout movie role was as Matthew Broderick’s bitter sister in John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Her numerous film, television and theater credits span decades, including starring roles in Zoetrope’s sailing masterpiece Wind, singing a duet alongside Madonna in Bloodhounds on Broadway, as a guerrilla fighter in John Milius’ Red Dawn, and her Ace-award nominated taxi dancer in Peter Bogdanovich’s episode of the Showtime series Fallen Angels. She played herself for three seasons on It’s Like You Know and appeared on Friends, The New Adventures of Old Christine, House and Grey’s Anatomy.     

In 2022, Random House released her memoir Out of the Corner. A New York Times bestseller, the book was hailed by critics as “Distinctive, moving and powerful, told with generosity and pluck. Out of the Corner is a memoir about a never-ending personal evolution, a coming-of-age story for women of every age.”  

About Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy  

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy is a 4,000 group of generous, motivated women who raise over $6 million annually for Federation supported programs and services. 

Like you our values guide us. Our passion for Jewish life and culture connects us. We are discussing key issues facing women and the world today. We are networking, learning, fundraising, volunteering and socializing together. And together, we’re making a difference in the lives of Jewish people in Detroit, Israel and around the world. 

The opportunities are everywhere. In whatever way you’re inspired to support the community — from hands-on volunteering and committee work to leadership positions. Join us and explore what’s next on your journey.