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Jewish Family Life Education

Jewish Family Life Education

JFS values our shared Jewish heritage. 

We offer a variety of culturally sensitive educational programs and events to strengthen individuals, families and the community.

Education, information and support is provided, not only on universal family issues but also with the goal of supporting Jewish values and traditions and promoting common interests and socialization. Our excellent programming happens throughout the community, often in partnership with the JCC, at our own facility or at local synagogues and gathering places. We are always interested in hearing directly from the community about current interests so we can build the most targeted and valuable programming, so please let us know your suggestions.

Ongoing Programs/ Upcoming Events:

  • Issues for Aging Series: This free educational series features expert speakers on topics relevant to older adults, caregivers and other professionals.

  • Kids Creating Community: This program engages young people in hands-on service-learning projects in and around Washtenaw County. Click here to learn more.

  • Issues for Parenting Series: This free quarterly program will feature expert speakers on topics of great interest to parents.

Email programs@jfsannarbor.org or call (734) 769-0209 to learn more. 

Examples of recent past events include:

  • The JFS Kids Care Fair (March 2015 &2016)

  • AARP Safe Driving Class (JFS/JCC) (July 2015)

  • “Jewish Dilemmas in the Russian/Ukrainian Conflict” featuring Zvi Gitelman PhD (November 2014)

  • “Beyond Yahrzeit” featuring Rabbi Kim Blumenthal (December 2014)

  • New Moms Group 

  • Issues for Aging Series:

    • Understanding Depression, Memory Loss and Dementia in Older Adults” (June 2014)
    • “Why Should I have an Advance Directive?” (July 2014)
    • “Hoarding” (September 2014)
    • "Driving: How to Stay Safe and Knowing When to Stop” (October 2014)
    • “Nutrition After 50” (February 2015)
    • “Alzheimer’s Disease: Know the 10 Warning Signs” (April 2015)
    • "Shining a Light of Understanding on the 'Invisible' Aging Gay Community” (June 2015)