Welcome to Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County!

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As an agency in Washtenaw County that serves a diverse, international population, the mission of JFS is to create solutions, promote dignity and inspire humanity.


Jewish Family Services endeavors to be a trusted and stable source of professional, compassionate and affordable services delivered in a spirit of Jewish values and tradition. Through dedicated staff and volunteers, and in cooperation with a wide range of community partners, JFS strives to be a catalyst to meet the human service needs of all people of Washtenaw County.


Jewish Family Services provides services for all residents of Washtenaw County. We are committed to providing affordable, accessible, holistically-oriented and culturally sensitive care to our clients, whatever their identification, affiliation, lifestyle, background, race, religious creed, or national origin.

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Mosaic 2022

The mosaic is a metaphor for the development and growth of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, where many different services, events, experiences and partnerships combine to create the exquisite, one-of a kind masterpiece we call JFS.

ESL Park Picnic 2021

The ESL program at JFS is more than a language training curriculum. It is also designed to provide students with social, cultural, and practical skills.

We offer classes for international adults who want to improve their English language skills.
  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes
  • Work-related English skills for advanced speakers
  • Emphasis on literacy, life skills, and communicating in spoken English.
  • Integrated language skills, including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and writing
In addition to computer training, resume writing, and interview practice, classes regularly include workshops and field skills to help students adjust to their new community and to life in the U.S.
A group of dedicated volunteers supplement the teaching curriculum, offering one-on-one conversation practice and additional classes for reading and discussion.

Walk a Mile 2022 Video!

Please take a moment to watch our amazing video showcasing our Walk a Mile in My Shoes event from October 9th, 2022 at Burns Park!

JFS Intern Sasha and her band entertain the crowd!

Weekly Wise at the J

WISE at the J is a congregate meal program that takes place at the JCC and is organized by Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County. Currently, the program takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

During the program, we serve a delicious and nutritious lunch. Lunch is served at 12pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 12:30pm on Mondays and typically includes a main course, soup, salad, fruit and a desert. After lunch, there is always a fun program.

JFS and the Lior Project Presents "Orchestrating Change"

Join the Lior Project for a virtual watch party (11/28) and a panel discussion (12/1) for “Orchestrating Change”, a documentary film about the world’s only orchestra for people living with mental illness.

Serving our community since 1993, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is dedicated to strengthening family life, fostering individual self-sufficiency and promoting improved social and economic conditions.


Create solutions.
Promote dignity.
Inspire humanity.

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Aging & Caregiver Support

We partner with community agencies, hospitals, pharmacies and attorneys to ensure our older adult clients receive just the right services and support to maintain independence and dignity throughout their lives. Learn More.

Community Assistance

JFS Community Assistance addressed a wide range of crisis needs in the community—resolving immediate crises, creating stability, addressing underlying causes, and enhancing self-sufficiency. Learn More.

Employment & Economic Empowerment

JFS offers services to support job seekers in achieving financial independence through job search support, career guidance, financial education, asset building, and small business planning. Learn More.

Herb Amster Center

Created in honor of Herb Amster. The mission of the Amster Center is to develop revenue-generating businesses to reduce JFS’ dependence on grant and foundation funding. Learn More.

International Services

JFS offers a variety of international services including Employment and Economic Empowerment Services, Citizenship, Education including ESL Classes, Immigration, and Resettlement and Integration Services. Learn More.

Resettlement & Integration

The Resettlement & Integration Services Program at JFS assists refugees, other immigration statuses, and their families with critical social services to ease their transition into new communities. Learn More.

Thrive Counseling

Skilled and compassionate licensed clinicians offer support, guidance and solutions for a wide range of issues that may cause you imbalance, stress or suffering—all in a personalized style. Learn More.

Transportation Services

Reliable and safe transportation is something everyone should be able to access. JFS carefully selects and hires caring, safe, and professional drivers to provide quality services including door-through-door escorted transportation to older adults needing personal assistance. All vans are handicap accessible. Learn more.

Phone: (734) 769-0209
Fax: (734) 769-0224
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org

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2245 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thur 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 3pm

If you wish to make a payment for services, please call 734.769.0209 or pay for services online.

Meals on Wheels 2021