Arts + Culture + Education

From world-renowned performances to lectures and festivals, the JCC offers a plethora of arts, cultural and educational programming. 

The Active Life

The Active Life Program seeks to enrich the lives of adults in the Jewish community and the community-at-large through educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

The Berman

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is more than a theatre, it’s a community! Through live performances, films, master classes, festivals and streaming events, The Berman delivers the best in cultural arts programming to audiences of Southeast Michigan.


COJAR is a Jewish Community Center program created by Young Israel Council of Metropolitan Detroit in association with Yeshiva Beth Yehuda’s Partners Detroit. 

Henry and Delia Meyers Library & Media Center

The Henry and Delia Meyers Library & Media Center holds a collection of more than 12,000 books, magazines and other Judaica. Visitors will enjoy the quiet, relaxing atmosphere as they browse through our collection or surf the Web.


IRP provides an intellectual and social environment within the Jewish community for mature adults. It offers a forum, through self-directed interest groups and special events, for persons who wish to creatively use their experience, knowledge and talent for lifelong learning to enrich themselves and their community.

Janice Charach Gallery

The Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring Jewish and non-Jewish, established and emerging artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts and photography. 

Jewish Book Fair

The JCC’s Annual Jewish Book Fair is a community-wide cultural and literary event, attracting a large and varied audience of more than 20,000 people of all ages. It is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation.

Jewish Film Festival

The JCC’s Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival is one of the largest Jewish Film Festivals in the Midwest, and we are committed to bringing the highest quality films to our community.  We offer a diverse cinema experience in our annual festival and throughout the year.

Jewish Holidays JFamily 

Learn all about Jewish holidays, observances and traditions. 


From bump, to birth, to B’nai Mitzvah & beyond, we are your connection to the Detroit Jewish community, to high quality local experts, resources and fun! We specialize in tailor-made innovative Jewish family experiences! Jfamily is the proud home of: Jbaby, PJ Library, the Birmingham Jewish Community, the Franklin Jewish Community, Jteen and large Jewish family events.


JLearn, our Adult Jewish Learning department, offers a wide variety of courses for adult learners in a non-denominational environment. Areas of study include Bible, Talmud, Jewish history, Hebrew language, literature, ethics, culture, and philosophy. Through partnerships with area congregations, organizations and institutions, we are able to service a large segment of the Jewish community. Each year FedEd publishes a fall and a winter/spring catalog with over 50 course offerings each semester.

Music Festival

The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival is a fresh new take on arts and music festivals. We are hosting artists that are local, national and international who perform amazing music in a range of styles, including folk, rock, punk, klezmer, jazz and a family friendly performance.

Russian Jewish Life

The Russian Jewish Life (RJL) program at the JCC provides educational opportunities that focus on American and Jewish culture, American and Israeli history, the Jewish religion, traditions and holidays.

SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment)

SAJE provides year-round, community-wide learning opportunities of the highest quality that connect people to Judaism.


The JCC’s Center Travel has fantastic trips both near and far. From a day trip to see “Pippin” at the Fisher Theatre to a seven-night cruise on the Danube, we promise you won’t be bored!

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