The Michigan Jewish Conference (MJC)

The Michigan Jewish Conference (MJC), a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, aims to provide resources that help sustain vibrant Jewish life in smaller communities throughout the State of Michigan. Compromised of 17 member communities located outside of the Detroit Metropolitan area, the MJC helps facilitate dynamic cultural and educational programming, including the Official State of Michigan Holocaust Commemoration. For more information on the Michigan Jewish Conference, please contact Eric Hughey at 517-282-2956 or mjcdirector@gmail.com.

The Michigan Jewish Conference administers the Ravitz Foundation Initiative for Michigan Small Communities. The Initiative was established in 2008 to provide financial resources to Michigan small Jewish communities for programming and education to foster vibrancy and continuity. The purpose of the Initiative is to strengthen small Jewish communities throughout Michigan with high quality Jewish education and programming for its community members. Scholarships are also available to students from these communities wishing to attend Jewish camps or trips to Israel.

The grant application process is open to all Jewish communities outside of the metro Detroit area (which includes Ann Arbor) and students residing in these communities. Please click here for guidelines.

Grant requests will be considered by the Ravitz Foundation Initiative Committee. The Committee will approve grants on a bi-annual basis. Funds for specific initiatives may be approved for a multi-year period,

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jul
24

EmpowHer Detroit

Presented in partnership with NEXTGen Detroit and Jewish Working Women’s Network Join us as we hear firsthand about the successes and trials of young, female entrepreneurs in Detroit. Four female social media influencers in the health & wellness field will represent at this panel discussion. Stick around for a Q & A with the panelists, […]

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Jul
27

Good Shabbos Detroit Family Edition: Shabbat in the Sun

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily are celebrating Tu B’av, the Jewish holiday of love, with a special Shabbat service and dinner with Adat Shalom Synagogue! Families should bring a blanket for this outside service followed by a BBQ dinner. Games and activities during dinner! Friday, July 27th, 2018 5:45 pm Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Rd. […]

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Aug
8

Jewish Working Women’s Network’s Annual Summer Event

Join the Jewish Working Women’s Network for the Annual Summer Event featuring Andrea Wolf of Organize Detroit Wednesday, August 8 | 6 – 8 PM at the home of Barbara Zaltz in Huntington Woods. (address will be sent to you a week prior to the event) Couvert – $18 per person Questions? Contact Marianne Bloomberg […]

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Aug
26

Detroit Ride for the Living

Sunday, August 26th | 9 AM The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 kilometer bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, JFMD’s Israel & Overseas Department  and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here […]

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