Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Family Service’

2019 TCC Health & Wellness Fair

The Tri-Community Coalition invites the community back to our Second Annual TCC Health and Wellness Fair that focuses on the 7 Areas of Wellness and features local vendors, practitioners and service organizations that promote and celebrate healthy living. Activities for kids and family. Invite all your friends and family to join us in this exciting…

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Volunteer Malky Kozlov with Meira Hurvitz and Yosef hug each other at The Spot.

Fulfilling Needs

Detroit Chesed Project keeps expanding its reach to help more people. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer To make a difference, sometimes all that’s needed is a serious desire and willingness to help, and then things will snowball from there. Detroit Chesed Project (DCP) began with five men, all from different industries, who connected five years ago…

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Brainstorming solutions: Deanne Ginns Gruenberg, owner of the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson and child and adolescent therapist; Jodie Jacobs, table leader; Sara Kraft, social worker in private practice; Orly Kennet, Bloomfield Hills parent; Onisia Martin, school social worker.

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease, depression, alcoholism and other addictions? While genetics and family history may seem the most obvious factors, the answer may come as a surprise: childhood trauma. The devastating effect of…

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JFS Grant for Chronic Care Management

Jewish Family Service received a $20,000 grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit that will go toward testing a new interdisciplinary approach to supporting community members through chronic care management. A JFS care manager will be placed in a primary care practice to serve more vulnerable older adults. This partnership relies on an…

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Demant’s home in Huntington Woods

Still Giving

JFS to benefit from the sale of bequeathed Demant home. Debbie Feit Special to the Jewish News When Jewish Family Service learned of philanthropist Margaret Demant’s passing in May, the agency also learned it was the recipient of her final act of generosity; the longtime supporter of JFS had left her home to the local…

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Kathleen Hardy

Find Your “New Normal” After Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women presents “Thriving with the New Normal” as part of the Life Enhancement Series at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Jewish Family Service in West Bloomfield. Thriving after a cancer diagnosis is all about maintaining balance in mind, body and spirit. Kathleen Hardy, LMSW, will speak about bringing this…

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Tennis For A Cause

Event to aid George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative. Five years ago, the Orley family of Bloomfield Hills — Diane and Randy, Amanda and Sam — lost their son and brother to suicide. A University of Michigan student and a true people person, George struggled with bipolar disorder. To honor George, his family decided to help…

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New Course Invites Community To ‘Wrestle With Faith’

This October, Rabbi Levi Dubov of the Chabad Jewish Center of Bloomfield Hills will offer “Wrestling with Faith,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with God and Judaism. “Just about everyone has some degree of skepticism when it comes to…

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Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Be

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Best-selling author coming to Detroit Oct. 3 to talk to kids and parents. Federation CEO Scott Kaufman gets a lot of calls from members of the community about reference letters for college applications. “I’m happy to do it when I know the student,” he said, “but sometimes the tone of these…

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