Reform on Campus
The mission of the MRJ Reform on Campus program is:
"To assist students in creating meaningful Reform Jewish experiences on campus that will lead them to being active and involved Reform Jews for life.”
The Reform on Campus (ROC) Grant, offered by the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), supports and encourages building Reform Jewish community on college and university campuses across the United States, Canada and worldwide. Grants may not be used for individual funding. Advertising for events must recognize Men of Reform Judaism and Reform On Campus as sponsors. Grants must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the event.
The creativity, enthusiasm and boundless energy of students is a great source of pride and hope for the future.
At Muhlenberg College Hillel we are grateful for the support of Men of Reform Judaism through Reform on Campus Grants. We fundraise our entire budget and with over 600 Jewish students on campus, it has been challenging to fund all of the initiatives that our student leaders dream up. MRJ's ROC Grants have enabled us to amazing and impactful programming on campus. We brought a Reform rabbi to campus to teach about the ethics about what we eat and about the Jewish history of chocolate. It was a wonderful event- made possible by MRJ's ROC Grant. The ROC Grant process is straight-forward and accessible, enabling our Hillel staff to focus on working with students. Thank you Men of Reform Judaism for your support!
Finally, I would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the Men of Reform Judaism. We have written many people in an attempt to get funding for our struggling Hillel and you were the most receptive and generous by far. Unfortunately I do not possess the verbosity required to truly express my thanks in written form; however, should any member of your organization find themselves in Alfred, New York, it would be our absolute pleasure to invite you in for some coffee and bagels or even a Shabbat dinner, theme pending.
Ohio State University – Pink Awareness Shabbat
Above and beyond the normal Shabbat and week to week activities, this special Shabbat will feature the issues surrounding breast cancer. Members of the Reform Minyan lead Kiddush, Motzi and Birkat Hamazon.
Kennesaw State University – Dinner & Skating for Reform Jewish Students
As stated, the goal of this program is promote Reform Jewish student community in a casual, inclusive, fun and memorable social outing. Following dinner, dessert, prayers and singing, the students will travel together to the Ice Forum near the school.
To be continued ……………….