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
Nov
30

Latke Vodka 15

Latke Vodka is making another move down Woodward and popping up at the Garden Theater this year. Don’t miss Jewish Detroit’s 15-year long tradition of meeting up with hundreds of your closest friends the Saturday night after Thanksgiving at the biggest holiday party of the season.

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Dec
3

Can we count on you this #GivingTuesday?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9 – 11 AM and 4 – 8 PM. Please join us for two special #GivingTuesday community-wide telethons on December 3 from 9 to 11 AM and from 4 to 8 PM. #GivingTuesday is an international day of philanthropy that celebrates generosity worldwide. Here at the Jewish Federation, we are gearing up to make this global day of giving […]

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Dec
8

Are You Ready For The Ultimate Indoor Recess?

Sunday, December 8 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm On the Dunes 2055 Haggerty Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390 Brrrr! December may be too cold to play outside, but we’re bringing the fun inside, on a massive scale, at Federation’s Ultimate Indoor Recess in partnership with the Jewish Community Center’s JFamily! Fowling, golf and putt-putt […]

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Dec
8

Hebrews, Shebrews, We all brew!

December 8 | 2-4 PM Chazzano Coffee Roasters 1737 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 Jews have way more in common with coffee than the Maxwell House Hagaddah — in fact, there’s thousands of years worth of Jewish influence on the world’s most popular beverage. Join us for an educational and hands-on evening as […]

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