Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Family Services’

Osias Zwerdling in the Nov. 5, 1948, issue of the JN that reported that Zwerdling’s friends, citizens of Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan faculty and students were celebrating his 70th birthday.

Looking Back At Osias Zwerdling

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Next week will mark the 140th birthday of a very important Michigan Jew: Osias Zwerdling. This is not a household name in Detroit, so don’t feel bad if you don’t know his name, but he is someone to consider and remember. For many years,…

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Abby Calef worked at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County in the food pantry for her summer internship

Jewish@edu – A Summer Spent Sharing Apples

Abby Calef } jewish@edu writer Summer Internships! When I’m asked what I study, I’m met with blank stares or worse, the dreaded question: “What are you going to do with that?” While it seems almost impossible to incorporate English, Jewish studies and psychology into one summer internship, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County was the…

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Congratulations – Here’s To Jews in the D

Jewish Family Service is pleased to announce its recent hire of Amy Newman as the agency’s new chief development officer. She has been with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit since 2010, most recently as its director of leadership development. In that role, she was responsible for optimizing the experiences of lay leaders at Federation…

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Delicate Balance

“Sandwich Generation” caregivers walk a fine line with their own mental health. She had a special set of rules about crying — when and where she could let her emotions flow. Barbara of West Bloomfield, a wife, mother and member of what’s known as the Sandwich Generation, agreed to share her story with the Detroit…

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JFS established group homes for the elderly.

JFS Historical Highlights

1928  The Jewish Social Service Bureau is incorporated to promote “family welfare and welfare of children among the Jewish people of Detroit and environs.” 1930s The first Homemaker Service Program in Michigan is started to serve children in homes with an ill or absent mother. 1940s The agency’s focus with children shifted to foster care…

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Now: Members of 2015 citizenship class celebrate.

Impacting Lives

For 90 years, Jewish Family Service responds to the needs of the community. For a 90-year-old, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is pretty darn nimble. While its mainstay is providing services for older adults, mental health and substance abuse counseling, coordination of health care access and ensuring basic needs are being met, the agency can also…

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