Families

May 1, 2018

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, LMSW, CEO of JFS” - a social worker with a long train of initials behind his name, signifying his years of commitment and experience in clinical practice, his deep understanding of the needs of the community and his leadership today as Chief Exec and visionary for JFS.

May 1, 2018

Father Daughter Team

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

Erica Jones
March 1, 2018

Mom with a Mission

Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones:  An adoptive mom, a foster mom - a passionate and outspoken mom. In her professional role, Erika is an advocate for families and children in need at Judson Center. This is her remarkable story.  

February 1, 2018

Anxious Times, Growing Concerns

Jewish Federation Launches Bold Initiative to Help Youth and Families Facing Mental Health Issues

Lee Trepeck
November 30, 2017

Happiest Camper on Earth

Head coach, lead cheerleader; legal counsel, counselor advisor; property manager, top watchdog; fundraiser, flag-raiser; team builder, brand builder; loving family man and Chief Executive Dad . . . this is Lee Trepeck, nonstop Director of Camp Maas, Tamarack Camps. Now celebrating his 10th season, Lee has earned the accolades of the community as the recipient of the 2017 Mandell L.(z”l) and Madeleine H. Berman Award for Outstanding Professional Jewish Communal Service. Well done!

Steve Freedman
November 1, 2017

Visionary Educator

Imagine a school with no homework for students K through 4, a school where children are happy to arrive early and stay late to work and play together, a school with resources and spaces that spark creativity, a school with a long list of highly qualified teachers waiting to apply, a school where educators from around the country have come to visit, to learn and to share ideas. This is Hillel Day School, with Steve Freedman at the helm - proof positive of what inspired leadership, philanthropic community support, committed Jewish families and naturally motivated students can achieve.

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