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 are available up to $400.00 for a one time event where there is financial support beyond Reform On Campus. Grants are available up to $650.00 for a series of event(s) where there is financial support beyond Reform On Campus. Please note the updated amounts you may apply for.
Before submitting your proposal, please be sure to clealrly describe the Reform Judaic values of the program. Please be sure your budget accurately depicts TOTAL expenses and income.
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!
WEST COAST MAN OF THE YEAR
Men of Reform Judaism – West
Twentieth Annual Man of the Year Dinner
March 10th, 2018 – 24 Adar, 5778
Front row, left to right: Michael Bell, Temple Beth Tikvah, Fullerton, CA; Sean DeVore, Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village, CA; Al Geller, Temple Beth Torah, Ventura, CA; Gregory Halprin, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA; Harry Hoffman, Jr., Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, CA; Don Kessler, Temple Beth Ohr, La Mirada, CA and Scott Telford, Temple Beth David, Westminster, CA
Back Row, left to right: Stephen Sherman, Vice President, MRJ and MRJ-West; Art Hess, Treasurer, MRJ-West; Roger Lowe, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge, CA;Steven Portnoy, President MRJ; Arnold Shugarman, Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA; Benny Sommerfeld, President, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Western Region; Charlie Niederman, Secretary, MRJ-West; Brian Hatkoff, Predibent, MRJ-West and Mark Singer, Past President, MRJ-West