B'nai B'rith Great Lakes
The Great Lakes Region covers Michigan, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Toledo, Ohio. Most of the current activity is centered in the Metro-Detroit area, home to active units and lodges, sports leagues, as well as programs and projects conceived in the regional office.
B’nai B’rith’s history in Michigan goes back to the formation of the Pisgah Lodge in 1857. Pisgah was B’nai B’rith’s 34th lodge in the United States. Since then, thousands of Jews have been members of B’nai B’rith, helping Jews and other community members worldwide.
We welcome your membership, activity, and support of B’nai B’rith as we celebrate our 171st year of making a positive difference.
Featured Upcoming Programs
Attend the Annual Great Lakes Region Yom Ha'Shoah Program
On Sunday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m., we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "Unto Every Person There Is A Name" by honoring the past by safeguarding the future.
We need volunteers to help set up and for the reading of the names of the survivors. This will go on for approximately on hour. For more information, please contact the B’nai B’rith office or Nancy Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
32nd Annual Golf Classic Event At Tam O'Shanter Country Club
The B’nai B’rith Great Lakes Region is hosting its 32nd annual Golf Classic, with proceeds to benefit B’nai B’rith International, Hillel and the B’nai B’rith Great Lakes Region College Scholarship Fund, among others.
Tournament participants have a chance to win a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox with a hole-in-one! Grand prize raffle is a trip to Las Vegas.
Click here for more on how to buy raffle tickets.
Contact Bobbie Levine at email@example.com for questions about the Golf Classic.
B'nai B'rith Tribute Cards
Send a B'nai B'rith Tribute card for births, birthdays, congratulatory occasions, get well, and sympathy, or whenever you feel like it! Cards are $10 each or five for $40. Call Nita at 248-646-3100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers and Staff
Vice President of Membership
Vice President for Community Service and Programs
Central Area Program Director
B'nai B'rith International
Great Lakes Region
6735 Telegraph Road, Suite 360
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Toll Free: 866-509-4033
The B'nai B'rith Great Lakes College Scholarship Program
The B’nai B’rith Great Lakes Region College Scholarship Program awards selected students in our community scholarships to offset the high cost of college education.
Visit www.bnaibrith.org/scholarship to learn more!
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> Read the B'nai B'rith Magazine (Spring 2012) Story, "Devotion to Charity - One Generation to the Next" about the Jaffa family.
2013 Project H.O.P.E.
Great Lakes Region, Project H.O.P.E. Passover Food distribution held on Sunday, March 17th. Went great..we filled 100 baskets with food items and paper goods and they were delivered already. We have a lot of help on Sunday including BBYOer’s..about 30-35 volunteers for about 2 hours. Then 3 of them took about 1 hour to deliver.
Great Lakes President's BB(and)I Blog Post
In the fall of 1991 when I returned to Detroit from Boston, Mass., I found myself looking for a connection back to the Jewish community. Fortunately for me, a good family friend, David Bittker advised me to contact Bobbie Levine, then the director of the local B’nai B’rith office. I scheduled a meeting with Bobbie and she invited me to attend the next board meeting, which I did and met John Rofel, the president. This was the start of my involvement with B’nai B’rith...more.