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My Jewish Detroit

Scrappy, Resourceful Social Worker

“Scrappy and resourceful, compassionate and Jewish and here to help.” Those are Perry Ohren’s words to describe Jewish Family Service (JFS). Those words easily describe Perry Ohren, himself – “MSW,...

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Father Daughter Team

Meet the Rubenfires, Detroit Activists and Founders of Project Healthy Community

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Reading into Family Dysfunction

A Case Study of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls with JFS “Book Club Professor,” Tara Hayes

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A Mensch of a Monger

Talking cheese with Chef Zach Berg in time for Shavuot

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Upcoming Events

2018 Signature Event featuring Susie Essman
May
29

The Signature Event

FEATURING SUSIE ESSMAN: Susie Essman has been traveling and appearing at clubs throughout the country for more than two decades. Much of her comedy draws from her Jewish background. Susie began her career as a working comic, catching the eye of Larry David who cast her in her now iconic role of the strong-willed and […]

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May
30

Challah Back! A Tour & Baking Workshop @ Avalon Bakehouse

Wednesday, May 30th | Time: 5:30 pm Avalon Bakehouse 4731 Bellevue Detroit, MI 48207 What’s better than the smell of freshly baked bread at Avalon? The smell of freshly baked bread that YOU baked at Avalon, that’s what! Join NEXTGen Detroit for a behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s famous Avalon Bakehouse. Meet Avalon co-owner and community […]

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Crisis Management Training
May
31

Crisis Management Training

Crisis Management and Disaster Planning Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9am – 3pm (Registration starts at 8:00am) Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 No Cost to Attend | Lunch Provided If your agency, synagogue, or house-of-worship had an active assailant, a missing child, a kidnapping, or any other critical incident, how would […]

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May
31

NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers Does Bingo Night

Get ready to play B-I-N-G-O with NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers and Jewish Senior Life! Join NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at Fleischman Residence to socialize with Jewish seniors and get your bingo on! Thursday, May 31st | 7pm Fleischman Residence 6710 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Register

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Latest News

Jewish Population Study begins January 14, 2018

December 26, 2017 | Beginning the week of January 14, and for the next 6-8 weeks, the Jewish Federation, in cooperation with local synagogues, foundations, and Jewish agencies, will be conducting a community study to: Provide critical information concerning who we are, where we are, what we are thinking and where we are headed Identify the crucial needs in ...

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JPM: A Letter to the Community from the Jewish Federation

December 20, 2017 | It is now over two years since the Federation and Jewish Community Center announced the closing of the Jimmy Prentis Morris (JPM) facility in Oak Park. Closing JPM was an exceptionally difficult and painful decision, made necessary by the dire financial situation of the JCC and its potential impact on the community as a whole. ...

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