MEET & GREET: We will kick off the weekend with A Meet & Greet & Intercessory Prayer Gathering for the community.

Come join the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit for a Meet and Greet with Intercessory Prayer on Friday, August 5, 2022! During the “meet & greet” there will be times of fellowship, light refreshments, and a time for intercessory Prayer with the Mish’pacha! Please join us at 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202 from 7:00-9:00 pm



WORSHIP IN THE PARK: Will you be in the Detroit area the weekend of August 5-7, 2022? If so, please join the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit for an outdoor Sabbath Gathering held at Detroit’s Eastside Chandler Park on Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting at 11:30 A.M. This Outdoor Shabbat Fellowship will consist of interactive worship, evangelistic outreach, strong teachings, Prayer for the Community, and Outdoor Street Teaching. Stick around afterward for a social gathering, food, basketball, board games, fellowship in the park, and much much more. Bring the entire family out.



Family Fun Night:  ALL Mishpacha are welcome to join us on a fun night at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers take on the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 6:00 pm FREE OF CHARGE compliments of Great Awakening Detroit. Please feel free to invite your immediate family. Reserve your tickets today by signing up below.




Community Outreach in the Park. Great Awakening Assembly Detroit will be sharing the Bread of Life while providing the community Bread for the Belly at Chandler Park August 7, 2022 from 8:00am - 12:00pm. 

We will be sharing the message of Torah, Besorah, and Hebrew Identity with the masses and distributing 500 grocery bags of healthy produce and other food products.

Additionally, there will be the following provided for the community 

  • Distributing 500 bags of groceries 
  • Lunch for the community 
  • Inflatables for Children 
  • Pony Rides
  • Prayer Tents
  • Health Screenings
  • Games
  • Free School Supplies
  • Free Haircuts
  • Music

Do You Want to Volunteer for Awake the Hood Family Fest 2022?

Want to volunteer for Detroit Weekend 2022? Then consider joining one of our Detroit Weekend 2022 Teams. Teams are the heart of the Great Awakening Mishpacha and being part of a team for Detroit Weekend 2022 provides an opportunity to ensure that this event is done in excellence. Please indicate your interest and willingness to participate in up to  teams. Once you fill out the form you will be contacted by someone to connect you to a team.

Great Awakening Assembly Detroit will be hosting an outdoor outreach, on Sunday August 7, 2022, from 8am-12pm at Chandler Park. This outreach will serve between 1,000 to 3,000 guests with free groceries, medical and dental care, and job information, but they will enjoy fun from balloons, haircuts, popcorn, pony rides, giveaways, and other entertainment.



Awake the Hood Family Fest an Initiative of Great Awakening Detroit is to provide a city-wide day of compassion outreach. The mission of Awake the Hood Family Fest is to provide a festive-like atmosphere that will foster hope, impact our community, awaken the children of Israel, enhance Yahuah’s Kingdom and present-day evangelism strategies through an activity-packed and fun-filled day of events and ministry.



1.     To provide a vehicle for the distribution of goods and services to children and families.
2.     To encourage set-apart Torah-observant people serving people.
3.     To fulfill the Besorah mandated (Matthew 10:6, Matthew 15:24, Luke 4)
4.     To address the needs of the community through non-traditional torah-based evangelistic approaches.
5.     To impact the social, economic, and spiritual status of our community by targeting specific areas in prayer



Great Awakening Assembly Detroit becoming witnesses to the Great News (Torah, Besorah, and Hebrew Identity) in neighborhoods, within and around the city of Detroit and the world. GAA-Detroit providing a day of compassion in hope in financially strapped neighborhoods by providing food, health exams, groceries, social services, and hope.


The Overall strategy of Awake the Hood Family Fest is to provide - a festive carnival-like atmosphere with an evangelistic thrust, that will foster hope, impact our community, emphasize the commandments of Yahuah, address crimes and violence, keep our youth amused with an activity-packed day of events. This event includes

  • Free hot dogs and drink,
  • Free Groceries
  • Job fairs,
  • Torah Kidz Zone
  • School Supplies
  • Basketball contests
  • Community give-a-ways
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Inflatable carnival activities
  • Face painting,
  • Pony Rides,
  • Contest and games.

”Awake the Hood Family Fest' will be held at "Chandler Park". Chandler Park is strategically located between E. Warren Ave., and Conner Ave. located adjacent to the Samaritan Center, is a perfect location and will undoubtedly help us make a big impact on the City's eastside.                          

 ABOUT THE AREAGreat Awakening Assembly Detroit to serve the communities in which we are surrounded and have purposed to serve the citizens that comprise these respective neighborhoods. These communities are comprised of the following zip codes: 48224 48215 & 48213

  • To share the Great News (Torah, Besorah, and Hebrew Identity) with the Community
  • To network with various organizations and volunteers to enhance the quality and quantity of programming and services for a positive development in the economic challenged communities of 48215, 48213, & 48224.
  • To provide resources and support to inner city residents to promote enhance and expand opportunities that will lead to a positive development in our communities.
  • To serve as a catalyst that ensures that community health is administered and is an essential component for inner city residents.
  • To increase opportunities for youth to participate in organize and constructive events and activities.
  • To increase recreation and development of financially deprived residents that lack adequate public recreation and under-served residents.
  • To promote community ownership and participation through using community networks and knowledge.
  • To reach "high-risk" and "hard to reach" populations that traditional programs cannot.

The purpose of the Awake the Hood Family Fest Committee is to assist the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit in their vision of reaching, impacting, and evangelizing our community through an outdoor festive day of events. This committee is responsible for developing, planning, strategizing, and coordinating the arrangements of Awake the Hood Family Fest.

Every Wednesday at 8:30pm leading up to the event
Friday, July 29, 2022 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. via zoom
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at corner of Dickerson and E. Warren
Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Achot Yolanda Mayo's Home

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 6:00A-6:00P



Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at 440 Burroughs Detroit, MI


We will break community into 3 areas to blitz the surrounding neighborhoods with flyers.


S. of Warren Ave., E. of Dickerson, W. of Chalmers & N. of Mack


E. of Conner, S. of Warren, W. of Dickerson & N. of Mack




T-SHIRT ORDER FORM: Everyone is encouraged to wear the official 2022 Detroit Weekend T-Shirt during the Family Fest on Sunday August 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.


All White Cruise

The All White Boat Cruise sponsored by Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East promises to be an event like no other! A Private Deck Charter Tour of the Princess River Boat in Detroit, MI will be the venue for GAADetroit, the larger Mishpacha and their families for a night of elegance and celebration. This will be a memorable evening on board the Midwest's largest dinner boat as she cruises the blue-green water of the Detroit River.

On Sunday August 7, 2022 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm you will board the Princess, with active cruise time starting at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will take in the beautiful architecture and riverfront of downtown Detroit, the rural beauty of Belle Isle and the skyline/waterfront areas of Windsor, Ontario in Canada. We encourage Mishpacha to dress in all-White attire. A four-entree dinner Buffet, live band, and unique ceremony will highlight the night.



The price for the All White Cruise is $85. Children 5 and under are Free. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS August 4, 2022. The Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East and guests will be on Deck 1 Private Banquet Room 100 maximum guests.

6 guests are allowed per table with guests required to enjoy all food and beverages while seated. 



Served Station Style Dinner featuring
Carved Prime Rib
Salmon w/dill sauce
Baked Chicken
Vegetarian Lasagna
Chef’s Choice of Potato
Cheese Tortellini w/ Pesto Cream Sauce
Wild Rice
Steamed Fresh Vegetables
Michigan Tossed Salad with add-ons
Chef’s Choice of Dessert
coffee, hot tea, and water



I-94/Westbound I-94/ Eastbound I-96, Northbound I-75, Southbound I-75 and I-10 South:

These directions are for parking:

Take your selected freeway toward downtown. You will see signs for M-10 (the Lodge Freeway) to direct you towards the Civic Center. The easiest and fastest way is to stay on your freeway until you get to the Lodge Freeway (M-10 South). Follow the M-10 south signs. Do not exit the freeway.

Once under the tunnel (TCF Center) you will take your 1st right hand turn on Bates St (just before the tunnel to Canada). Once you turn right proceed down toward the river where you will see sp+ parking garage to your left.

After you park:

When you park, you will get a ticket upon entry and pay with CC/Debit when leaving. After you park in the garage, step outside and across Atwater Street to the River Walk. You will pass the 20 Atwater Detroit Police Station. Once on the RiverWalk, you will see the Detroit Princess, a 2-3 minute walk away. You will also pass by an Underground Railroad sculpture and plaque with historical information before you reach the boat.

These directions are for dropping guests off at the boat before parking

To drop off passengers in your car, proceed past the SP+ parking garage, turn right onto Atwater Street past the road closed signs and through the tunnel under Hart Plaza. The boat and river will be on your left with room to turn around.

Once you have dropped off your guests, proceed back the way you came under Hart Plaza. The parking ramp is located at the corner of Atwater and Bates, where you turned with the road closed signs.



We have reserved a block of rooms for the nights of Augusts 5, 6, 7 at the at Hampton Inn and Suites in Warren, MI. Hotel reservations must be made no later than July 15, 2022 to guarantee the discounted room rate. Ask for Great Awakening room block.
32035 Van Dyke Ave,
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 826-3800
However, for the full Downtown Detroit Experience, we recommend Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Detroit, Double Tree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown.. To make a reservation, call
Renaissance Center,
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
Phone (313) 568-8000
422 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-545-7030
525 W. Lafayette
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: 313.963-5300
1020 Washington Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48226 Phone(313) 887-7000
Use this page to register and pay for your exciting "ALL WHITE BOAT CRUISE"  experience.
IMPORTANT: Fill out the registration form below for the cruise experience from the list that follows.
Basic Information
Cruise Fee


Airport / Shuttle from Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
9000 Middlebelt Rd, Wayne Co Detroit Met Airport, Romulus, MI 48174
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs with more than 1,100 flights per day to and from four continents. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, usually called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or just DTW, is a major international airport in the United States covering 4,850 acres in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It is Michigan’s busiest airport, and one of the largest airline hubs in the country.


We will be providing transportation to and from the airport. Our shuttle service will have designated pick-up and drop times. 
We will need to know flight arrivals/departures if you plan on utilizing the shuttle service. Please email us at for your flight arrival and departure.

Free Shuttle Bus Service

Are you flying to Batesville? Stress-free transportation is a critical part of attending any Great Awakening Event, but oftentimes it’s forgotten about. As a courtesy of The Great Awakening Detroit, we will offer FREE shuttle buses to the weekend's locations from the hotels. If you desire for us to pick you up from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, please email us at or fill out the online airport shuttle form with the following information:


The Shuttle Buses will only be traveling to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday August 5, 2022 and Monday August 8, 2022


To sign up for Shuttle Service please go to the website and register or call Achot Wendy Wilson 313.614.8350

Modesty & Alcohol Statement

While the Great Awakening International are unaware of the lifestyles of all individuals who are invited as guests to our PUBLIC EVENTS & FEAST DAYS, we will hereby enforce a very strict modesty code that is reflective of righteousness and modesty as Torah-observant believers.

Our public events are mainly family oriented events where children will be present. Any inappropriateness that does not promote a Kodesh lifestyle can have a negative impact on impressionable children. We are committed to do what most children cannot do for themselves; guard themselves from unnecessary temptations and environments where inappropriateness is allowed.

Furthermore, we are far from the “Fashion Police,”“Cleavage Patrol” and Modesty Mafia” however, seductive and enticing apparel will not be welcomed at Great Awakening International future events, as it serves as a unhealthy temptation and is not synonymous with a Set-Apart environment.

We’re cognizant that modesty is subjective and can be distinguishable from culture to culture. It can be ambiguous. Modesty has a wide lane, primarily because it's unknown what actually increases the desires of others (example: open toe shoes may catch the attention of someone who has a feet fetish). If it's even a question of "is this appropriate?" then chances are, it's not.

Men and women are similar in their temptation to sin. These things affect both genders- “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”  Both men and women have to be on guard against those things.

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Immodesty is an issue of the heart.  We recognize that how attendees dress on the outside says a lot about what is going on in the inside. “The train of sin runs on tracks that were laid in the heart.”  When one dresses inappropriately for set-apart events, they must be very honest with themselves about their motives.
-Why do I dress like I do?
-What kind of reactions am I trying to get?

The Great Awakening International is a proponent that our community should be unique and specific in our dress and look different from the world. Furthermore, the Great Awakening International is a proponent that men should wear attire gender-specific for men and women should wear clothing gender-tailored for women. No registered participant will be allowed enter into our SET-APART events wearing apparel that is specifically made for the opposite gender.

While we are open to unawakened nonbelievers to attend our events, in hopes of sharing the Truth to them, we will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, dress, or speech. Modesty is born from a genuine heart to not stir up the desires in others that can’t be fulfilled righteously.

Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to “glorify Yah in [our] body, and in [our] spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Immodesty increases sin and a distraction among men. (Leviticus 19:29)

As the Children of Israel, our clothing expresses our values, customs and ultimately who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we as Israel act. When we are modestly dressed, we can invite the companionship of the Ruach and exercise a good influence on those around us.

Therefore, all participants and their invited guests to the Great Awakening International Set-Apart events must avoid clothing that is revealing or extreme in appearance in order to engage in our set apart events.

Moving forward, registration will include a modesty clause that attendees must adhere to. This will be reflected on ALL future registration forms. All attendees and their guests must sign this modesty clause in order to secure their entry into our set-apart event.

Dressing modestly is our way of telling the world that we don’t play by their rules – we play by Yah’s rules.

Anyone that shows up to any Great Awakening International set-apart event not dressed to par will be reminded of the modesty clause that they signed, refunded their monies, and turned away from the event in love (Ephesians 4:15; 4:29; Colossians 4:6), never with personal opinions, judging or shaming, and never accompanied by gossip (Proverbs 11:12-13 ;21:23).

We recognize the immodest person as a soul. This is why we have employed a new system of confronting the individual in a loving, biblical way with the hopes of conversion. We recognize that immodest behavior is typically a symptom of a deeper heart issue and we want to minister to the heart before we change their attire.

However, public events (where registration is necessary) will be treated differently from outdoor outreaches and weekly Sabbath Gatherings where there is a chance that a guest can show up without knowledge of our modesty expectation. It is at this point that the Great Awakening will show unconditional love, apply grace once given to all of us, develop a relationship with the immodest individual, and hope for an opportunity to teach them the standard of modesty. We recognize that we cannot scale a fish until we catch it first.

The Great Awakening International has decided not to enter into a contract with any venue that will have a wet bar open in our rented private event space(s). We understand that this could provide a temptation and a distraction from the purpose of our set-apart events.

Recognizing that the use and abuse of alcohol is an issue for some people within our reach, we strive to provide a safe sanctuary from the pain of addiction for those directly or indirectly affected by it. In addition, we admit that intoxication has the potential to impact clarity and understanding, thereby limiting our access to spiritual Truth.

We also recognize the exercise of freedom to choose to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly and in moderation. The Bible provides numerous examples of the responsible use of alcohol as well as condemnation for “drunkenness”. The Great Awakening International affirms the right of individuals in conscience to make responsible choices between abstention and moderate, non-problematic use. However, to avoid the potential of intoxication and the ensuing behavior that follows it, we will no longer hold events at venues where there is open access to alcoholic beverages.

Therefore, the Great Awakening International encourages and supports abstention at all of our Set-Apart activities. Moderate drinking in low-risk situations not provided by the venue in private rented spaces will not be opposed. Heavy drinking in any situation is vigorously discouraged by Great Awakening International.

While there is no “Thou shalt not …” with regards to secular music in the Bible, we know that some music degenerates into immoral behavior. Therefore, Set-apart music will be the preferred choice at all future Great Awakening International events. Great Awakening International will be monitoring all musical selections from guest bands and musicians moving forward. Henceforth, we are putting a moratorium on all outside bands/musical guests and will only be using awakened, Ruach-filled, and Torah observant musicians for future events.

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