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
Feb
9

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily present
Winter Warm Up

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Farber Hebrew Day School 21100 W 12 Mile Rd, MI $18 per Family till 12 noon on Wednesday, February 5th |  $25 per family  after Warm up with NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily for a cozy morning of crafts, cocoa, coffee and connecting with other young […]

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Mar
11

LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy 3- Part Training Series for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Stand with Trans, Jfamily, and the Youth Professionals Network present LGBTQ+ Ally & Advocacy Training for Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals. The 3-part series includes: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30PM – 8:30PM LGBTQ+ 101: Learn how gender, sexual orientation, and mental health impacts youth; vocabulary, language and common terminology will […]

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Apr
1

Experience Dear Evan Hansen and Support Youth Wellness

Proceeds from this event will benefit youth mental health services and youth programming. Don’t miss the Broadway hit that has won six Tonys and a Grammy award and has been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” Tickets for this special showing of Dear Evan Hansen include: • Pre-glow reception at […]

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