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 traditional Jewish experience which will blow you away!

Awesome Meaningful Trips

Birthright Israel, Poland, extended learning trips, we’ve got them all

The JRC Israel Trip – May 3rd-18th

This year Rabbi Fully and Rabbi Yitz are teaming up to provide you the most amazing Israel trip! We’ve made the decision to drop our Birthright trip in favor of a platform and provider which will give us greater freedom to tailor an unforgettable experience for our Michigan students. It was a tough choice, because our Birthright trips have been very successful, but we believe that this decision will be of greater to benefit to you and all the University of Michigan students who join us.
To better understand what this trip is all about, and to apply, please click below


Poland – Dec 26th, 2016

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, you’ll receive a stipend upon completion.

Winter Semester 2017 registration full – if you would like to apply you’ll be added to a wait list


Maimonides students sitting at table

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.

Rabbi Fully
Rabbi FullyDirector
Rabbi Bausk
Rabbi BauskSnr. Rabbi
Rabbi Yitz
Rabbi YitzProgramming Director
Aviva Gelberman
Aviva GelbermanWomen's Learning
Adina Sebag
Adina SebagWomen's Learning
Chaya Shaindel Rubin
Chaya Shaindel RubinWomen's Learning

See you soon at the JRC!!!

Thanks for helping us make 2016 our most successful year.

Our #1 priority is you, the student. With your help the JRC is growing by leaps and bound. 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.

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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!
Alex Benet, College of Pharmacy
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.
Jordan, Ross Business School
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.
Sammy, College of Nursing

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