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
Mar
26

A Special Screening of LIKE: Please Note the Date Change to March 26

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unforeseen scheduling issue, Jewish Federation’s screening of the film LIKE is being moved to Tuesday, March 26. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the Maple Theater on the 26th.

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Mar
28

What’s a Jew to Do? The Jewish Response to the Rise in White Nationalism.

March 28th | 6:30 to 8:30 PM The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. As Jews, we are painfully aware that antisemitism is on the rise. In 2017, our country saw a 57% spike in incidents motivated by anti-Jewish bias including physical assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions according to the Anti-Defamation League. In […]

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Mar
30

JFamily Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit present: The Havdalah Hang Out

Add some light to your Saturday night! Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Temple Emanu-el 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI Help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to new friends at our first ever Havdalah Hang Out! What better way to start a new week than with an […]

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Mar
31

Making Moves: A Morning of Strengthening Your Body and Mind

Sunday, March 31st | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM The Lean Body Studio 29924 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 48073 Cost: $10 Making Moves Join NEXTGen Detroit for this ladies-only event as we reimagine how we… THINK Hear Ricki Friedman of BREAK the Weight discuss how to implement sustainable healthy habits into your life. MOVE Experience The Lean […]

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