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

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.

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