The Jewish Resource Center is your Home Away From Home
We invite you to join hundreds of Jewish students who make the JRC a weekly hangout. We are the largest and most trusted organization on campus to provide you with a tradition Jewish experience which will blow you away!
Awesome Meaningful Trips
Birthright Israel, Poland, Switzerland, extended learning trips, we’ve got them all
Birthright Israel with Rabbi Yitz
Not all Taglit-Birthright trips are created equal. The JRC customized trip is just as fun as the rest, and we mix in relevant and interesting Jewish learning.
The JRC trip was also special because its staff was 100% dedicated to making this the trip of our lives…Rabbi Yitz is literally the coolest person ever. You have no idea unless you did a 10 day trip in Israel with him, so you probably should.
Winter 2014 registration is now open. Click the button below and choose “Israel Free Spirit” as your trip provider.
3-weeks in Israel with Rabbi Fully
With Rabbi Fully at the helm you are guaranteed to have an amazing trip with plenty of surprises. This year we spent a week in Switzerland and Germany before heading down to Israel for 2 action packed weeks with lots of friends, touring and learning. This trip is Birthright on steroids, but at the same time very chilled out.
An unforgettable history lesson with a crazy mix of emotions. This trip will have you laughing, crying, and experiencing the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. Winter break in Poland will change your life and your perspective.
Maimonides is a ten-week Jewish leadership and learning program that brings Judaism alive in a way you have never experienced before. Together with a small, carefully selected group of your fellow Michigan students, you will spend the next ten weeks learning, leading, and living Judaism like never before. Specifically, Maimonides classes cover diverse leadership topics, give a brief understanding of the Torah and provide practical applications of leadership in society. Rabbi Fully and Jewish leaders from various fields teach the classes on weekly basis. Students also have the ability to enjoy inspiring and stimulating lectures and classes, two Shabbatons with the Detroit Jewish community, and much more. By the end of the ten week program, students will not only gain a new perspective of the world but of their own life and self, while at the same time becoming more familiar with their roots. Plus, a stipend is paid upon program completion.
Incredible Staff and Student Board
The Jewish Resource Center’s mission is to provide an outlet for students looking to become more involved in Judaism. We provide a place for students to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually through Shabbat meals, one-on-one learning with a Rabbi, trips to Israel and Poland, and leadership programs.
Thanks for helping us make 2014 our most successful year.
Our #1 priority is you, the student. With your help the JRC is growing by leaps and bound. In 2014 we grew by leaps and bounds. To handle the new programs, including running an official JRC Birthright Israel trip, we are hiring more staff! From Shabbat waiters to brand new lectures, we are expanding to meet our new needs.
I’m so grateful for the JRC. They are the best Jewish organization on campus. The rabbis and other staff genuinely care about us students. Thanks so much!
I must admit that the JRC is an amazing organization. I joined them for their Maimonides program and learned a lot about Judaism. I’m not a beginner, but the fresh outlook opened my eyes to just how relevant Judaism can be in my own life. Thanks guys.
Friday nights at the JRC for Shabbat is the highlight of my week! The food is amazing and the family atmosphere makes me feel right at home. I really enjoy the families who come out, with all their little children, and join us for the meals.
See you soon at the JRC!!!