2015 Mission

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.

The Israel Ride

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.

Group Upon Arrival in Central Square, Havana

Havdalah in Havana

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

The JCC of Krakow

As Jews around the world are discovering, a visit to Poland can be transformative.

Masha Shumatskaya fled Donetsk, Ukraine, in June 2014. (photo credit: JTA/Uriel Heilman)

Jewish Activism is Alive in Ukraine

When the daily shelling began to be too much to bear, Masha packed up her belongings and left her hometown.

Thanks to JDC

Thanks to JDC

Beyond our immediate sphere of influence and interest in Jewish Detroit, what does it mean when we say we are a global Jewish community?

Partnership 2Gether

Talk about Israel in Jewish Detroit an the conversation easily turns to personal experiences and unforgettable moments.