Recent News

Thank you!

March 20, 2019
A big thank you to Sue Curhan for her years of service as Jewish Family Service board chairperson. Sue brought great passion and thoughtfulness to the role and we are most appreciative of the positive impact she has made during her tenure. “Sue was responsible for implementing and overseeing two key developments to strengthen JFS–the […]

Volunteer Profile: Olivia Wilson

March 20, 2019
JFS is so appreciative of Olivia’s time and dedication, as well as GM’s Dollars for Doers program which encourages volunteering by making a monetary donation based on the number of volunteer hours given by its employees. What prompted you to volunteer for Jewish Family Service? I learned about Jewish Family Service through my workplace, teamGM […]

Spotlight Event Book Club

March 19, 2019
Get ready for our Spotlight Event by attending the JFS Book Club. Tara Hayes, Ph.D., known locally as the “Book Club Professor,” will moderate a discussion of Liza Long’s book. Friday, April 12, 2019 10am-12pm Jewish Family Service 6555 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield Admission $18 Please register at or contact Wendy Eisenshtadt at […]

Make Mother’s Day more meaningful

March 19, 2019
By sending a tribute from The Joy Project, you’ll not only honor the special women in your life, but you’ll help the thousands more served by Jewish Family Service. Your donation will go toward providing counseling, basic needs, transportation and many other critical services to women and children in need. For more information, visit […]

Save the date!

March 19, 2019
The Doctor Is In Featuring Philip J. Stella, MD Moderated by Cheryl Chodun Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:30am Temple Shir Shalom RSVP to Andrea Nitzkin at 248.592.3988 or

Meet the Cancers Thrivers new co-chairs!

March 19, 2019
The Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women, a program of Jewish Family Service, is dedicated to enriching and empowering Jewish women through activities, friendship, resources, education and humor. The group welcomes women who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer at any time in their lives. And JFS welcomes Barbara LaRue and Judie Blumeno […]

Make a statement. Win a scholarship.

March 19, 2019
The 100 Mensches are once again sponsoring an essay contest on the topic of domestic abuse. Now in its fourth year, the contest is open for the first time to high school juniors, in addition to seniors. The winning entry will receive a $1,500 college scholarship with second and third place submissions receiving $1,000 and […]

JFS volunteers make it happen!

March 19, 2019
More than 400 community members showed up to rake leaves and prepare the homes of older adults for winter. 138 people donated time and money to ensure 144 families could celebrate Thanksgiving with a proper meal. More than 400 volunteers shopped, wrapped and schlepped so ensure that 857 individuals served by JFS would have a […]

Jewish Family Service Spotlight Event

March 19, 2019
An evening with Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness Diane and Randy Orley, Chairs It’s impossible for any parent to hear of another school shooting and not wonder: What if my child was in that school? For Liza Long, hearing about the 2012 Newtown shooting that resulted […]

Volunteer thank you

February 26, 2018
Maybe you purchased polka dot pajamas for an eleven-year-old girl and a new purse for her mother so they could enjoy Hanukkah. Perhaps you helped older adults winterize their windows. Or packed food so families could enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. You might have been one of the 110 b’nai mitzvah students who fixed up […]
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