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, Switzerland, extended learning trips, we’ve got them all

2-weeks in Israel

With Rabbi Fully at the helm you are guaranteed to have an amazing trip with plenty of surprises. All that before heading up to Israel for an action packed 10 days with lots of friends, touring and learning. This trip is Birthright on steroids, but at the same time very chilled out giving you plenty of time to explore on your own.
To see the itinerary and apply, click below



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.
- Katie Levitt, College of Nursing


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.

EXTENDED: Fall 2016 Apply by Sunday Sept. 25th


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
Mrs. Nayman
Mrs. NaymanWomen's Learning
Adina Sebag
Adina SebagWomen's Learning
Lauren Siegel
Lauren SiegelPresident

See you soon at the JRC!!!

Thanks for helping us make 2015 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.

One on one learning
Shabbat meals served
Maimonides Students
JRC overseas travelers
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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