October 23, 2020
Philip M. Margolis, M.D.
7/7/1925 - 10/15/2020
We mourn the loss of our dear friend and stalwart supporter of the Jewish Community, Dr. Philip "Phil" Margolis.

Phil will be remembered for many accomplishments, but most of all for his dedication to the community both professionally and personally. He served the community for over 50 years in various leadership roles in psychiatric healthcare. He continued to consult and serve patients into his 90th year.

We were blessed to have Phil's guidance and expertise as a founding member of the JFS Advisory Council. Over the years he was a wonderful resource as we shaped the counseling services offered at JFS. In addition to his professional advice, we simply appreciated spending time with Phil as he was a friendly, caring person who took a genuine interest in others.

His co-chair of the JFS Advisory Council, Phyllis Herzig, had this to say, "Phil brought a background of experience, understanding, and compassion for clients that was very much appreciated and relevant to the agency."

Phil, along with his beloved wife, Nancy, passionately and generously supported and sustained JFS and the services that we provide. We are deeply grateful for their support and friendship.

Phil truly embodied the meaning of the word “Mensch”, a man of a big heart. While he will be greatly missed, his brilliant contributions to the medical community, his generous humanitarian spirit, warmth, kindness, and gentle manner, will live on in his family and in all of us.

May his memory be a blessing, and may Nancy and the entire Margolis family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.

For more details of his life and legacy, you can read Phil's obituary here.
Broadway may be dark right now, but you can still enjoy
the talents of 13 amazing artists, and you can
do so from the comfort of your own home.
You don't want to miss this exciting event!
Please join Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County for a virtual night on Broadway!

This one-night only concert will feature Broadway talent, many of whom graduated from the U-M Musical Theatre program, sharing their voices
to support the important work we
do for the community.

Dress code: Couch Couture
All proceeds benefit JFS of Washtenaw County.
Thank you for your support!
Music has been proven time and time again to have beneficial effects on both the body and the mind. In scientific studies music has been shown to reduce psychological stress, and promote healing.
Join us for
Wellness Wednesdays
Virtual Concert Series at 4:30 pm:
Check out the latest issue of the JFS youth newsletter, "The Youth Scoop", here.

This issue includes information on Halloween and some fun fall events, as well as tips on Halloween safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19.


Our kind friends at York Ann Arbor - Wine Garden, Bar, & Specialty Food Shop are holding a pierogi party on
Oct. 23, from 5-8 pm, to benefit the
JFS and Eastern Michigan food pantries.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

A new semester of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starts soon!

Classes are all online.

To register, please email: Courtney Slucter at courtneys@jfsannarbor.org or
Jessica Vinter at jessica@jfsannarbor.org