The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity

About the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity

Launched in February 2018, the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity was established in partnership by the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity and Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC.

Following an increase in hate crimes and discrimination across the country, the two organizations created the Coalition in order to promote solidarity between the Jewish and African American communities in metropolitan Detroit. Speaking in a singular voice about issues affecting both groups, the Coalition also educates the public as a tool to combat hatred, cultivate relationships and develop future leaders in the struggle against racism and anti-Semitism.

Leadership – Executive Committee

Rev. Deedee Coleman

Rev. Deedee Coleman
Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church (Co-Chair)

Marla Hornsten

Rabbi Marla Hornsten
Temple Israel (Co-Chair)


Mark Jacobs
(Co-Director)

Rev. Ken Flowers
Greater Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (Co-Director)

Pastor Glenn Plummer
Ambassadors for Christ Church

Pastor Sam Stephens
Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church

Cantor Dan Gross
Adat Shalom Synagogue

Contact Us: CBJUDetroit@gmail.com