Israel and Overseas

Around the World, Keeping Jewish Life Strong

Doing a World of Good

Federation’s Israel and Overseas department is all about celebrating, advocating and building meaningful relationships with Jewish people everywhere. That global connection is fostered by immersive experiences and programming that brings Israel to life in our community, and Federation’s support of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, World Ort and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

We’ve helped hundreds of young Detroiters forge a personal connection to Israel through programs like Taglit-Birthright Israel, and we’ve built a strong, mutually inspiring relationship with the Central Galilee region of Israel through Partnership2Gether.

When Israel, and vulnerable Jewish communities worldwide, are threatened, we mobilize our networks at home and overseas to come immediately to their aid. We deliver critical help to vulnerable populations—the elderly, the disabled, at-risk children, impoverished families—during times of peace and times of conflict. And amid rising anti-Semitism, Jews in Europe and around the world know they can rely on our unwavering support and security expertise.

Because no matter where we live, we’re all part of one global Jewish family.

Bringing Israel to Detroit

Sharing cultures, creating lifelong friendships and developing deeper understandings, this is how Federation’s Israel & Overseas department brings Israel to Detroit: 

Taking Detroit to Israel

Awe-inspiring. Life-changing. Breathtaking. Visiting the land of Israel is unlike anywhere else in the world. Here’s how Federation helps young Jewish Detroiters experience the country for themselves:


Since 1994, Federation has partnered with three Israeli municipalities in a region known as the Central Galilee. Partnership2Gether turns Israel from a homeland to a home away from home, and everyone is invited to participate. 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time, but please check out the rest of our events.

Questions? Contact one of our staff.

  • Jaime Bean
  • Senior Associate, Israel & Overseas
  • 248-205-2561
  • Yoav Raban
  • Outreach & Engagement Coordinator in Israel

You Matter.

The help we provide to the Jewish community in Detroit, in Israel and around the world is not possible without your support. Choose your level of impact…