Why We Observe
"Why We Observe" is an ongoing series offered as part of the ELDERLINK program by JFS . The series' aim is to provide basic education to the JFS community regarding Jewish holidays and observances.
Dear Community Partners,

Tomorrow we begin an active Jewish holiday season! It opens with Rosh Hashanah-- the Jewish New Year (the Jewish calendar is lunar and we will ring in 5781).

Iā€™m sending herewith a taste of ELDERLINK, our continuous offering to enrich and connect our community around the Jewish Experience.

As part of the ELDERLINK Program, throughout the year, the week or so before important Jewish milestones or celebrations arrive, we will send you these WHY WE OBSERVE pieces.

We hope to hear that this was valuable for you, your staff, your clients and those you are hoping to work with.
For those who will be celebrating, may you have a peaceful and joyful holiday!

And for everyone, May 5781 bring the world and all its beings the healing and renewal so desperately needed.

While there are many aging Jews in the Ann Arbor area, there is no dedicated Jewish senior living facility.

ElderLink is a services that helps teams meet the physical, spiritual and logistical needs of Jewish older adults and their families.

Elderlink was created with care providers in mind and contains information about basic Jewish culture, customs and traditions, as well as guidance for end-of-life issues.

Elderlink partnerships are fully customizable and may include:

 Jewish 101 training and manual for caregivers/staff
Cultural Humility training for caregivers/staff

Judaica Items
Cultural Events/ Music
Holiday Celebrations
Consultation on Upcoming Jewish Holidays
Access to and visits from a Rabbi
Access to Social Workers
Access to Foreign Language Speakers
Friendly visitors program
Marketing in Physical Lobby of JFS
Highlights in the JFS Newsletter
Ongoing recognition and promotion via JFS website and social media channels

Upcoming Jewish Holidays
Rosh Hashana
Fri-Sun, Sept. 18-20, 2020

Yom Kippur
Sun-Mon, Sept. 27-28, 2020

Fri-Fri, Oct. 2-9, 2020
Can your organization benefit from learning more about the Jewish Holidays and how your clients or prospects experience them?