The Jewish Resource Center, Your Home Away From Home


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Covid-19 Policy: We’re looking forward to a safe and healthy semester, and are trusting our students to keep in line with Michigan DHS recommendations. We are requiring masks inside the JRC build and 6 feet of social distancing. (Masks will be available if you forget). Meals will take place outdoors. All cutlery, drinks, and food will be individually packaged. Of course, if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not enter the JRC.

Upcoming Events

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Shabbos Outdoors – Sept. 10th-11th, 2020

Celebrating Shabbos is a cornerstone of our Jewish identity and community, so we’re doing everything we can to continue to be together for Shabbos and stay safe during covid-19. This semester, we will be having Shabbos meals outside on the front lawn of the JRC and limiting seating to a max 100 people with appropriate social distancing. RVSP required.

If dinner filled up, you can come for Shabbos lunch, and we’re now having a chilled out third meal – Saturday at 715pm – join us for bagels, lox, salads and bring out Shabbat with havdalah.

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Learning and Engagement

Maimonides Leaders Fellowship

Get Paid to Learn!

Maimonides Leaders Fellowship is an eight-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 eight weeks covering leadership topics, and gain a brief understanding of the Torah with its practical applications of leadership in society.

Fall Semester 2020 registration is now open.


Freshmen Fellowship

Build your Jewish community!

Freshmen Fellowship meets once a week for 3 weeks. This is a great way to meet other freshmen and quickly build your community! Free dinners, socializing, and Torah based life hacks that you’ve gotta know as a freshman at umich. Click below to sign up!

Fall Semester 2020 registration is now open.

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When is your Hebrew Birthday??

Everyone loves to celebrate a birthday, so why not celebrate twice?! Use this calculator to find out your Hebrew birthday and, if you leave us your email, we’ll tell you some cool mystical things about your birthday that you can share with your friends. Oh, and if your birthday falls out during the school year, we’ll treat you to a yummy homemade cookie, because, why not?!


The Jewish Resource Center’s mission is to provide an outlet for students looking to stay involved or be 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.

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

JRC Staff

Rabbi Fully
Rabbi FullyDirector
Rabbi Bausk
Rabbi BauskSnr. Rabbi
Rabbi Yitz
Rabbi YitzProgramming Director
Aviva Gelberman
Aviva GelbermanWomen's Learning
Adina Sebag LLMSW MSc psych
Adina Sebag LLMSW MSc psychPsychotherapist / Snr. Educator

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