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 170th year of making a positive difference.
Featured Upcoming Programs
Attend the College Scholarship Program Concert Fundraiser
Ethan Bortnick’s concert on October 5 will benefit the B’nai B’rith Great Lakes College Scholarship Program, which provides a resource for students in our community seeking financial assistance with the high cost of college tuition.
Ethan Bortnick is kicking off his current tour at The Berman. Bring the whole family and enjoy Ethan’s amazing talent.
B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Guardian of the Menorah Luncheon
Save the date and plan to join the B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region on Sunday, October 13, at noon in celebration of B'nai B'rith's 170th Anniversary.
B'nai B'rith International President Allan J. Jacobs will present awards to the Past Presidents of the Great Lakes Region and a commemorative ad journal will be distributed as a memento of our milestone anniversary...more.
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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.