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Accession number UR002349
Object Name Manuscript
Title Jewish Family Service Records
Collection Jewish Family Service Records
Date 1917-2000
Scope & Content *This collection is housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.

The Jewish Family Service Records are made up of a variety of materials documenting the many projects and internal operations of the Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS). The
Photographic Material and Major Services and Programs series reflect the organization’s special events and campaigns. The Committees and Manuals along with Inter-Agency Material series
provide a window into the internal operations and day-to-day work of the JFS through correspondence, staff training booklets, and meeting records. Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings and photographs, highlight the notable accomplishments and prominent members of the JFS. Finally, the Architectural Records series contains oversized blueprints and drawings of
several facilities constructed to expand the operations of the JFS.
Admin/Biographical History Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS) is a social service for the Detroit-area’s Jewish community. Founded in 1928, the organization was created from the joining of the Hebrew Ladies Sewing Circle and the Self Help Circle. The JFS mostly aided Jewish families new to America until the aftermath of the WWII, when they worked towards the resettlement for
Holocaust survivors and Jewish refugees displaced by the Soviet Union. Today, JFS performs a variety of social services for the greater southeast Michigan community.
Extent of Description 22.5 linear feet (19 MB, 3 SB, 6 OS)
Credit line Jewish Family Service Records, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.