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 168th year of making a positive difference.
The Zager/Stone/Tucker/Grant/Oakland Century Unit has an ongoing community project to support William Beaumont Hospitals Pediatric Unit Recreational Therapy Program. Donations sought include school supplies and games: such as crayons, glue, easy board games and puzzles, Matchbox cars, Etch-A-Sketch, etc. To donate or volunteer call Lana Jacobs at 248-626-0616 or Nancy Braun at 248-553-7474. Monetary contributions are also welcome.
Help to collect and sort books at the Bookstock warehouse, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We need volunteers to assist with this effort, which helps support literacy projects. Bring your books, videos, CDs, DVD’s, cassettes, books-on-tape, etc., to the back of Bloomfield Plaza at Maple and Telegraph. B’nai B’rith is a full partner in the project and gets a share of the proceeds to support programming. To sign up contact our B’nai B’rith Bookstock Chair Marilyn Weiss at 248-313-9541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Family Stands Alone
Hebrew Free Loan, metro Detroit’s oldest Jewish agency, is looking to help our neighbors. Hebrew Free Loan can help by providing interest-free loans for a wide range of needs including living expenses; job re-training; tuition assistance; summer camp programs; medical and dental expenses; small business start-up costs; and much more.
To be eligible for an interest-free loan, the applicant must be Jewish, a Michigan resident of legal age, and have the financial ability to make monthly payments. The application process includes a phone interview, a personal interview, and two co-signers. Once the paperwork is complete, a credit report is obtained on the co-signers, a promissory note is signed and a check quickly issued.
For more information on Hebrew Free Loan’s services, call the office at 248.723.8184 or visit our Web site at www.hfldetroit.org.
The Jewish Assistance Project of the Jewish Federation is coordinating community services for those in need. For more information visit www.jewishdetroit.org/help or call 248-592-2650.
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: email@example.com.
Volunteers and Staff
Vice President of Community Relations
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Membership
Vice President of Programming
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
> 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.