Whiskey Tasting and Purim Spiel
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Whiskey Tasting and Purim Spiel

Join The Well and Temple Israel for a special whiskey tasting by Traverse City Whiskey Company followed by Temple Israel’s adult Purim Spiel: No Haman; No Cry. (Whiskey and snacks will be available from 7:00 to 7:30pm.) After the spiel, we will enjoy a performance by the Foster Brooks Band. Further details can be found here.  

Due to the generosity of donors, there is no cost to attend.  Please register using the form below so that we know that you will be joining us!

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Re//Turning: A Jewish Spirituality Retreat
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Re//Turning: A Jewish Spirituality Retreat

  • Butzel Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a seeker looking for a space to gaze inward? Are you a creative looking for a weekend of play? Perhaps you are looking to rejuvenate your Jewish practice with contemplative influences?

This retreat, hosted at the beautiful Butzel Conference Center, offers the opportunity to pause, look inward, engage in creativity, and play without the constant need to achieve. In the flow of everyday life, it can be difficult to grant ourselves permission to explore our inner selves. Join The Well in exploring various means of creativity and spirituality, while practicing how such means can be incorporated into Jewish practice! Get excited for mindfulness meditation, yoga, song, experiential writing, art projects, nature walks, Jewish mysticism chats, and alternative prayer experiences!

We are blessed to be welcoming Rabbi Benjamin Shalva as our Scholar-In-Residence. A rabbi, writer, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Benjamin Shalva regularly leads seminars in Spiritual Cross-Training, Kabbalah Yoga, Jewish Meditation, and Mindfulness Meditation. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and his yoga teacher certification from the Yogic Physical Culture Academy in Los Cabos, Mexico. He is the author of two books -- Spiritual Cross-Training: Searching through Silence, Stretch, and Song and Ambition Addiction: How to Go Slow, Give Thanks, and Discover Joy Within.

Tickets are available at the subsidized cost of $100 due to the generosity of donors and also with gratitude for the generous subsidy from Moishe House, who is serving as a sponsor for this event.

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The Well Goes Camping
May
24
to May 27

The Well Goes Camping

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join The Well on a Memorial Day weekend camping trip at the nationally famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! Food, tents, and planned hikes will be handled by trip leaders!

***Very limited spots available so reserve yours ASAP! $60 Subsidized tickets available here.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
-Young adult crowd
-3 nights of tent camping
-Two days of hiking & swimming at top trails at Pictured Rocks

We will be staying at a KOA right outside of Pictured Rocks: https://koa.com/campgrounds/pictured-rocks/

Departure: 8am on 5/24 from Royal Oak
Return: 6pm on 5/27 back to Royal Oak

*Hiking experience strongly recommended; however, this will not be a backcountry trip and will have a "homebase" campsite.

*Subsidized cost of $60/person due to the generosity of donors!

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Jewish Summer Camp for Young Adults!
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Jewish Summer Camp for Young Adults!

We're taking young adults to summer camp for a very special Shabbat, August 16-17!

Whether you're a veteran camper or a first timer, a Tamarack, Tamakwa, Walden, George, Willoway or any other kind of kid, come relive your glory days (or create some new ones!) out in nature at Tamarack's Camp Maas.

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Silent Reading Party
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Silent Reading Party

Join us for an afternoon of silent reading at Brandon's home on the National Day of Unplugging. Bring a current read (or pick from a library of books spanning multiple disciplines), enjoy some snacks, unplug, and dive into the beauty of silence. The entire home will be open and available for silent reading - so pick the spot that suits you the most!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
-Young adult crowd
-Opportunity to unplug
-Reading in silence
-Snacks and nosh

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Tot Shabbat: Rock and Roll Edition
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Shabbat: Rock and Roll Edition

Join us for a very special Rock and Roll edition of Tot Shabbat at Third Man Records in Detroit!
A serious Shabbat jam sesh awaits!

What to expect:
-An awesome group of young families with kiddos ages 0-4
-Songs, dancing, stories and more!
-A rockin’ craft and yummy snacks!

There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of donors, but we ask that your family register in advance below. Space is limited!
We're incredibly grateful to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation for their support of our Family Ed activities!

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Pride Shabbat
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Shabbat

NEXTGen Detroit Pride, OneTable and The Well Present:
PRIDE SHABBAT
A Friday Night Shabbat Experience for Detroit’s Young Adult LGBTQ+ Community

Celebrate Shabbat with fellow members of the Jewish LGBTQ+ community and be a part of a space where we can be both queer and Jewish. Queer-identifying Rabbi Rebecca Walker will lead us through an inclusive service before we dive in to a delicious catered vegetarian Friday night dinner. This is a 21+ event intended for young adults ages 21 to 45. Allies are welcome.

Register at: https://bit.ly/2HUI6xZ by Wednesday, February 27th.
Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged!
Due to the generosity of donors, tickets are available for $10.
(Kosher certified meal available upon request - email marisa@meetyouatthewell.org)

About the partners:
NEXTGen Detroit Pride’s goal is to serve as a welcoming gateway into the Jewish community for LGBTQA young adults (21-45) looking for connections and a supportive atmosphere to explore everything that Jewish Detroit has to offer.

The Well is an inclusive Jewish community-building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared to the needs of young adults in Metro Detroit. By cultivating relationships and empowering participant-planned gatherings, we are growing and sustaining a Jewish community that is innovative, inclusive, intentional, and relevant. Our belief is that Jewish community, ethics, values, and spirituality can and should be directly applicable to our lives, and should drive us to positively impact the world around us.

OneTable is Friday night magic. We’re a national nonprofit. We offer ritual guides, cards, and 1-on-1 support to make Shabbat dinner accessible and habitual. OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is funded to support people (21-39ish) looking to find and share this powerful experience. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. Join us for slowing down, joining together, and sharing stories.

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Sun Down, Climb Up
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sun Down, Climb Up

Join The Well at Planet Rock for some incredible community rock climbing!

Climbing is on you (upon your arrival), dinner is on us!
(Visit planet-rock.com in advance for pricing)
Register using the form below

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WHAT TO EXPECT:
-A young adult crowd
-Rock climbing with community!
-Catered Shabbat dinner

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Shabbat Together: Song, Spirit, Sustenance
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat Together: Song, Spirit, Sustenance

Join Rabbis Jen Lader, Nate DeGroot, Megan Brudney, Yoni Dahlen, and Dan Horwitz along with community musicians, for a beautiful, alternative Shabbat prayer experience in the round filled with song, chanting, and energy, designed especially for young adults. After the service, join us for a delicious 'farm-to-table' meal.

Subsidized Cost: $14, tickets available here.

What to expect:
- Young adult crowd
- Awesome alternative service
- Delicious food
- Exceptional company

In partnership with:
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Hazon, Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, The Well, Detroit City Moishe House, Moishe House Royal Oak

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Tot Shabbat: Peace Edition!
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Shabbat: Peace Edition!

  • Gerry Kulick Community Center/Ferndale Rec Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for Tot Shabbat: Peace Edition at the Ferndale Rec Center!
Singing, dancing, snacks, and crafts await!

What to expect:
-An awesome group of young families with kiddos ages 0-4
-Songs, dancing, stories and more!
-Yummy snacks and a fun peace-themed craft!

There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of donors, but we ask that your family register here via the form below.

We're incredibly grateful to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation for their support of our Family Ed activities!

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Bitter Herbs: Marijuana, Judaism, and Proposal 1
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bitter Herbs: Marijuana, Judaism, and Proposal 1

Join The Well and the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan as we learn about the practical implications of Marijuana's legalization in Michigan, hear reflections from a Jewish dispensary owner, and explore the Jewish wisdom tradition's perspective on bitter herb(s).

There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of donors, but we ask that you register through the form below.

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Pistons Game Shabbat!
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Pistons Game Shabbat!

Join The Well for a Pistons Game Shabbat! We will begin the evening with a hosted and catered Shabbat dinner at a downtown Detroit apartment (address to be sent once ticket is purchased). After dinner we will all walk together as community to Little Caesars Arena to cheer on the hometown Detroit Pistons as they take on the South Beach based Miami Heat.

What to expect:
-Young adult crowd
-Catered dinner and drinks
-Ticket to Detroit Pistons game
-A WELLcome message for our group on the Jumbotron!

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Tot Shabbat: Tu B'Shvat Edition
Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Shabbat: Tu B'Shvat Edition

Join us for a special Tu B’Shvat edition of Tot Shabbat! In addition to our Shabbat service filled with singing and dancing, we’ll make sure to bring in Tu B’Shvat stories and treats!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
-An awesome group of young families with kiddos ages 0-4
-Songs, dancing, stories and more!
-Tu B’Shvat themed snacks and games

We're incredibly grateful to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation for their support of our Family Ed activities!
There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of donors, but we ask that your family register here:

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Speechless: New Year, New You, New Us
Jan
4
6:30 PM18:30

Speechless: New Year, New You, New Us

Join us as we welcome Shabbat with wordless song, silent contemplation, quality food and excellent company!

We're excited to start the New Year off with something radically different -- a prayer experience that literally has no words (lai lai lai, nai nai nai, dai dai dai, and quiet breathing exclusively)! 

This is the perfect experience for music lovers, for those who find that the words sometimes get in the way (especially when they say things we don't believe), for those who struggle with Hebrew, for those who want to bring some intention to 2019, and for those excited about being part of something that's just plain different! 

6:30pm: Cocktails and Mocktails
7pm: Get our wordless sing/pray on 
Then, dinner!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Young adult crowd
- A wordless Shabbat service experience 
- Delicious food and drink 
- Quality company 

Subsidized cost of only $12/pp due to the generosity of donors

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The Office Chanukah Party
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Office Chanukah Party

  • 550 W Merrill Street Birmingham, MI 48009 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your $18 ticket grants you entry into a super modern office space in Downtown Birmingham, all ready with a live jazz band, trivia station, a catered latke bar, and Hanukkah themed cocktails. If that isn’t enough, we will have Creative Arts Studio on hand leading us in making mosaic menorahs, and as well as a special treat from Hazon Detroit! Wondering what to wear? Go with Hanukkah chic.

What to Expect:
-Young adult crowd
-Trivia/giveaways all night!
-8-9:15pm: Live jazz, food & drink, mosaic menorahs
-9:15-9:30pm: Havdallah & candlelighting ceremony
-9:30-10:30: Hanukkah happenings & surprises

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Tot Shabbat: Chanukah Edition!
Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Shabbat: Chanukah Edition!

Join us on Saturday, December 8th for a special Chanukah edition of Tot Shabbat! In addition to our Shabbat service filled with singing and dancing, we’ll make sure to bring in all the classic Hanukkah songs and stories!

What to expect:
-An awesome group of young families with kiddos ages 0-4
-Songs, dancing, stories and more! 
-Hanukkah themed snacks and games - who can get their dreidel to spin the longest?!

There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of donors, but we ask that your family register through the form below.

We're incredibly grateful to the Raviv and Acker families for their generous support of our monthly Tot Shabbat series!

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Bunco!
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bunco!

The Well supports a number of shared interest groups, including a ladies' Bunco group!

If you have a passion and would like to be connected with others who share it, reach out to avery@meetyouatthewell.org.

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Ta'im Detroit
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ta'im Detroit

This event is now sold out.

We're exploring how immigration from all around the world has impacted Israeli cuisine through a 10-course meal (with wine pairings)! While food is the heart of this event, this dinner is about celebrating culture, history, peoplehood and the reality that Israeli cuisine is a collective (and continuously evolving) creation.

This meal is being thoughtfully sourced with local ingredients, is pescatarian (fish, eggs and cheese included - but no meat!) and prepared kosher style.

Proudly presented by Flavors of Coexistence with support from OneTable, The Well, and NEXTGen Detroit

Flavors of Coexistence is a bridge-building dining initiative that uses multisensory learning, principles of gastrodiplomacy, and food storytelling to enhance participants' understanding of shared culture between diverse communities living in the same region.

About Chef Aliza Grayevsky: Aliza Grayevsky is an eighth generation Jerusalemite. Raised in the kitchens of Jerusalem, she grew up cooking and eating everything the city's streets and markets had to offer. Growing up in Jerusalem makes her intimately familiar with Jerusalem's culinary collision of flavors and cultures. It is that "best of all worlds" touch that Aliza brings to her cooking.

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Netflix &amp; Chat
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Netflix & Chat

Join The Well and Repair the World for Netflix and Chat meets Social Justice Film Series on Wednesday, November 28th from 6:00PM-8:30PM to watch Water & Power: A California Heist.

Water & Power highlights water justice issues faced by California residents due to the dynamics of the agriculture industry within their state.  Screening will be followed by discussion of the film and how it relates to water issues in the state of Michigan. Check out the trailer here!

Snacks will be provided.

There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of our donors.

Please contact Repair the World fellow Celena Ritchey at celena.ritchey@werepair.org with any questions.

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Tot Shabbat: Thanksgiving Edition
Nov
24
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Shabbat: Thanksgiving Edition

Join us on Saturday, November 24th for a very special Thanksgiving edition of Tot Shabbat!

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones, and that applies to Tot Shabbat as well! Bring on the bubbies, zaydies, and out-of-town friends and kiddos - this is the place to be on Saturday morning of Thanksgiving weekend!

What to expect:
-An awesome group of young (and extended) families!
-Songs, dancing, stories and more!
-Thanksgiving themed snacks and crafts - we're putting a Jewish spin on the hand turkey!

We're incredibly grateful to the Raviv and Acker families for their generous support of our monthly Tot Shabbat series!

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American and Israeli Jews - A Growing Divide?
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

American and Israeli Jews - A Growing Divide?

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm at Temple Emanu-El for a presentation and discussion by Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent and Analyst at The Jerusalem Post.

Dessert reception to follow.

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is appreciated at growingdivide.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Lauren Herrin at herrin@jfmd.org.

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