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
Sep
26

Turn the Tables on Structural Vulnerability: A Sukkah X Event

Wednesday, September 26th | 7-9 PM Detroit’s Capitol Park Shelby and State St, 48226 In a city and society marred by systemic housing injustice, what does it mean for us as Jews to celebrate our harvest festival by building and dwelling in intentionally vulnerable and temporary structures as spiritual practice? Hosted at the site of […]

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Oct
3

“Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be”: An Evening with New York Times best-selling author and columnist Frank Bruni

Join us as we welcome Frank Bruni to Detroit for an important conversation about the unnecessary mental anguish students often endure when they measure themselves by the colleges that accept them. Mr. Bruni will share what his research has revealed: that a student’s worth and future success is not determined by the university he or […]

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Oct
9

Jewish Working Women’s Network: Pure Networking

Join the Jewish Working Women’s Network for Pure Networking as we are trying something new! Pure Networking in the AM… October 9 | 7:30 – 9 AM Great Lakes Coffee at the Maple | Coffee is on us!  Questions? Contact Marianne Bloomberg at 248 642 4611 or Bloomberg@jfmd.org

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Oct
25

Jewish Genealogy – Moving Forward

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building 6735 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 If you have taken our Introduction to Jewish Genealogy seminar or have the basics down but you’re not sure what to do next, the Moving Forward session is for you. The Leonard N. […]

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