A Look Back

Welcome to our 90th Anniversary page! Here, you will learn more about how we have served the community in the last 90 years. This page will be updated regularly as we move forward with our Throwback Thursday campaign on Facebook. You can help us celebrate by sharing your connection to JFS. Whether we served a loved one decades ago or you volunteered with us recently, please share your experience with Debbie Feit at dfeit@jfsdetroit.org or 248.592.2674.


Our name has changed since we began as the Jewish Social Service Bureau in 1928. But our mission to help people has remained the same for 90 years.


These women were JFS foster parents in the 1940s. Today, our work with children and families continues through counseling, mentoring, crisis support, and ensuring basic needs are being met.