Recent News

Making the most of mitzvot

November 16, 2017
Because We Care is a unique program for b’nai mitzvah students that offers fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunities. Have an idea for a project or a specific group you’d like to help? We’ll make it happen with step-by-step guides and ongoing support. Kids give back on their own schedule or join us for one (or […]

2018 JFS Annual Event

November 15, 2017
We are very excited to announce that our featured Reva Stocker Speaker for the JFS Annual Event on May 30, 2018 will be Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle. For information, contact Debra Marcus at or call 248.592.2327.

Brightening up the holidays

November 15, 2017
When you join our Adopt a Family program, you ensure that more than 700 people served by JFS—people who otherwise may not receive any gifts—have something to unwrap come December. You can choose to shop for a specific family or individual from their wish list, donate gift cards or make a general donation to the […]

Making our work possible

October 26, 2017
We serve thousands of people each year through more than 30 programs. But we don’t do it alone, and we wouldn’t be able to do it at all without the generosity of our community. Here are a few of the recent gifts we’ve received: The Anna and Meyer Prentis Emergency Fund is named in memory […]

Always at your service

October 26, 2017
Older Adult Services Jewish Family Service is nothing, if not responsive. So when a fire broke out at Baptist Manor in Farmington Hills and displaced residents served by JFS, our staff didn’t just step in—they leaped, assessing the needs of those involved and ensuring both the physical and emotional well-being of the residents. They shopped […]

Meet our new board chairperson

October 26, 2017
A member of our board of directors since 2013, Suzan F. Curhan is now taking the helm. A fan of hiking, reading, and volunteering, Sue is actively involved in our community, serving on Federation’s Board of Governors, the Women’s Philanthropy executive committee, and the steering committee of Partnership2Gether. She and her husband, Michael, have four […]

Rake to make a difference

October 20, 2017
Raking and washing windows is more fun when you do it with friends. And last year, more than 500 friends, neighbors and community members joined us for Fall Fix Up. This annual volunteer event helps older adults prepare their homes for the colder months ahead and safely age in place at home. To register, visit […]