Discreetly helping our friends and neighbors in need

How we bring the community together -

For the past 30 years, Matan B'seter Detroit has been providing discreet assistance to people in our community. This past year alone we have aided over 150 families in many ways. Matan B'seter works to stabilize those around us that are struggling. MBD prides itself on our 99.9% distribution rate, a unique and important metric. All of our workers are volunteers who receive no compensation for their time and efforts. Funds and other means of assistance are distributed in complete anonymity, neither the donors nor the recipients are aware of who receives assistance. Our three gabbaim (trustees) identify and ensure need and implement proper delivery of all assistance.

Day to Day

Water, electric, heat, gas - basics you can't imagine being without. We assist families every month that are struggling to pay these ongoing bills.

One Times

Unexpected medical bills, the furnace stops working in the winter, or the car breaks down. Everyone has surprise expenses but not everyone has the means to get past them. Your donations saves the day helping those in our community stay afloat.


Everyone hopes that they come one day. But when you can't pay for bills you can't save for the future. For people that struggle every day, the ability to put together a basic simcha allows them to enjoy and build a future.

Yom Tov

As the thought of Yom Tov comes near many cringes as they think of the assistance, financial and others, that they will need. With your support we enable many families to enjoy Yom Tov as well.

MBD is a fully recognized charitable organization and is a 501(c)(3) entity.


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A Table at your Simcha

In the past, a table was set at every simcha for the poor to join and partake. With MBD you can continue this great minhag (tradition) while maintaining the dignity of those in need. At your next simcha, let these neighbors eat shamelessly by sponsoring a virtual table.

Detroit Hockey Showdown

Once a year local hockey players compete to raise money for their neighbors and friends. Come watch the game, or support one of our players.

View the Hockey Showdown Page

Tribute Cards

Matan B’Seter Detroit tribute cards are an easily way to show you care or are thinking of others. Easily send a card to convey your best wishes.



Circle of Support

MBD is powered by caring neighbors like yourself. With automated monthly donations, those in need in our community know they can rely on you for help. Become a Supporter with an automated monthly donation of any amount!

Cooking Demonstrations

Pairing skilled chefs with beautiful kitchens is a great way to help those in need. Make your home into a place of tzedakah by hosting a cooking event. Bring your friends together, learn new cullinary skills, raise money for Tzedakah, and have fun.

Contact us to find out how to host an event.

We Want To Hear From You

Learn how to begin with your own project or share your ideas with us.


Who we are

Our Mission

Since its founding in 1989, Matan B’Seter-Detroit has provided critical financial aid to those in need in the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish Community following the talmudic principal, “The needy of your city take precedence.” A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Matan B’Seter collects and distributes funds b’seter—anonymously—so that neither the donors nor the recipients know the others’ identities. 100% of the money collected (less printing and postage) is distributed by the three gabbaim (trustees) to the recipients.

Our Volunteers

Donation Cards

Support MBD while building relationships with others


Become a friend and make a difference

Join our group of dedicated volunteers each offering their unique talents and skills. Help us run a single project or assist in the day to day running. Contact us to learn more.


Start a project with us!


15699 Jeanette
Southfield, MI 48075





Questions? Some way we can help?

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