Coronavirus Community Resources

The Jewish Federation is working to take care of those in need in our community during this challenging time, and to provide safe avenues for connection and interaction. This is our mission, in both good and difficult circumstances.

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Resources for those who need support

General Resources


If you or someone you know could use some assistance, the Jewish community is here to help. Please visit JHELP at or call 1-833-445-4357.

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Jewish Family Service is “open” for business. Please contact JHELP (housed at JFS) for any questions or needs you have at 1.833.445.4357 or JFS is doing counseling services on a remote basis and will be putting together virtual support groups soon. Plans for emergency financial assistance available through the Jewish community are still being developed: If you have a financial need, please be in touch with us and we will do what we can to connect you to resources within the Jewish and the broader communities.

JVS Human Services

Laid off or lose your job and need to update your resume right away? JVS Human Services team will work with you via phone and video meetings to help you identify options and get a jumpstart. Call Jason Charnas at (248) 233-4230 or email Risk of losing your home or can’t pay bills right now? JVS financial education counsellors and coaches can help with one-on-one counseling via telephone and video meetings. Call (248)233-4299 or email

Detroit Community Helpline

A central resource for the Detroit Jewish Community during the COVID-19 outbreak – links to Hatzalah and other resources. Call or text 248-744-HELP (4357)

Oakland County Health Department

The Oakland County Health Division provides health services for the public, businesses and educational communities – including specific information and resources related the Coronavirus virus


Information and resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

General information and resources from the State government for familes, workers and others


Temple Israel Food Bank

Food is available for those in need at Temple Israel on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Shir Shalom Food Bank

Food is available once per month on Thursday mornings.

Yad Ezra

Are you in need of groceries? Yad Ezra is open for business and providing pre-packaged groceries for pick-up. Please call (248) 548-3663 or check out the Yad Ezra website for more information.

Prepackaged groceries are available for pick up during the following hours:

  • Sundays – Noon-2:00pm,
  • Monday and Wednesday – 10:00am-Noon,
  • Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Detroit Community Helpline

Food and essentials delivery for the homebound.

Call or text 248-744-HELP (4357)


Hebrew Free Loan

Business, childcare or other unanticipated coronavirus-related expenses? Hebrew Free Loan Detroit (HFL) is here to help Michigan’s Jewish residents with a no fee and interest-free loan of up to $10,000 to cover. Visit to apply.

Health and Wellness

Mental Health Resources – We Need to Talk

From managing stress and anxiety about getting sick to staying organized and structured while working or learning from home, here are some of the best resources we’ve found relating to staying mentally well during the COVID-19 crisis.


Jewish Senior Life

For information related to Jewish Senior Life and its protocols to keep residents and community members safe during this time visit


Resources and programming opportunities to stay connected



Ongoing Events

Detroit Jewish News Online

News and information about the outbreak and its impact on our community virtually around the clock.

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JCC Cultural Arts Facebook Group

The Cultural Arts department of the JCC remains committed to building community and connecting people. We will be hosting live online events with scholars, performers, authors, and interesting people from around the world. We will also be hosting discussions and posting links to other fun and interesting things. We may not be in the same room, but we still have a lot to share.

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NeedAnything is a free moblile app designed for people who are out shopping to alert those they know who aren’t shopping that the shopper is going to or in the store and ask them if they need anything. Perfect for helping out friends or loved ones.

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Adult Education

Jewish Education

Jewish Holidays

Kids and Family

Ongoing Events

PJ Library (Virtual)

Stories, crafts, virtual tours and more. Daily 11 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm

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Jewish Education Project

Pinterest board with ideas of Jewish projects to do with your little ones.

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Religious Services


Ongoing Events


BBYO has gone completely virtual! Live programming and resources for all teens.

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Young Adults

Ongoing Events

University of Michigan Hillel

University of Michigan Hillel is closed to all in-person programming. Programming has gone online. Students will be updated on virtual options by staff directly and weekly Mich-Mash email. Shabbat in the Home catered by Hillel is available again this week.

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Service Opportunities

Repair the World

At-Home Service for All Ages.

Support those in isolation with a phone call

B’nai Mitzvah Students

Volunteer opportunities with Repair the World.

Click here to view all of our community events


T’filah and Programming


All services will be held remotely only. There are no in-person services being held at this time. Simply click the link when you are ready to join at the times listed.

Adat Shalom

Minchah – Ma’ariv

Sun – Fri. 6:00 pm

Congregation B’nai Moshe

Minchah – Ma’ariv

Sun – Thur. 6:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri. 6:00

Available on Facebook and Zoom

Congregation Beth Ahm

Daily Minyan

Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday at 6 and on-demand

B’nai Israel Synagogue

Streaming Services

M-F 7 a.m.

Kabbalat Shabbat live with Frank Ellias

M-F 6 p.m.

Streaming Services

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Streaming Services

Sunday 5 p.m.

Congregation Shir Tikvah

Short and Sweet Shabbat Service

Friday evening 3/27 at 6:15 p.m.

Congregation Beth Shalom


Sunday through Friday 7:00 pm

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv

Fridays 5:30pm

Torah Study

Saturdays at 9am (except 3rd Saturday)


Saturdays at 10am (except 3rd Saturday)

Tot Shabbat

3rd Saturday: 10am

Torah Study and Mincha

3rd Saturday: 11am

Temple Israel

Mi Shebeirach (prayers for healing) with Rabbi Jen K

Monday 3pm

Shabbat Blessings with Rabbi Jen L

Friday 5pm

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday 7pm


Saturday 7pm

Temple Kol Ami

Simply Shabbat

Friday 6 pm


Saturday 8 pm

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Morning Minyan

Monday-Friday 7:30 am; Sunday 8:30 am

Evening Minyan

Monday-Thursday 5:30pm; Friday 5:45 pm, Sunday 5 pm

Kehillat Etz Chayim

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday 7:00 pm

Havdalla with Raphi Ozarowski and his guitar!

Saturday 8:45 pm

Temple Shir Shalom

Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays 6:30 pm

Shabbat Morning

Saturday 10:30 am

Morning Minyan

Sunday 10:00 am

PreK-3rd Grade Tefillah with prayers and songs

Sunday 9:30 am

4-6th Grade Tefilah with prayers and songs

Sunday 10:30 am

Temple Emanu-El

Erev Shabbat

Fridays 7:00 pm

Shabbat Morning

Saturday 10:30 am

Friday Night Service

Friday 7:00 pm

Shabbat Morning

Saturday 10:30 am

ECC Shabbat

Friday 10:30 am


Beth Shalom

Talmud Study

Mondays 8:30am

“Heavenly Torah” by Rabbi Heschel

Tuesdays 9:30am

Torah Tidbits, Tea, and Talkin

Wednesdays 10am

Synagogue Skills Class w/Cantor Sam

Thursdays 10am

Parshat Hashavua w/Rabbi Gamer

Friday 10am

Water from Rock

Lunch and Learn Community Discussion with Rabbi Givental: How do we live humanely while apart? (ongoing discussion group)

Wednesdays 12pm

B’nai Israel Synagogue

Tuesday Evening Shmooze

Time to meet and chat with other congregants

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Talmud

Ongoing class with Rabbi Mitch Parker; anyone can participate

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday Mussar

Ongoing, based on the book Everyday Holiness by Alan Moranis

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Noon-1 p.m.

Temple Kol Ami

Stories and Songs

Tuesday 11-11:30 am

Shabbat Stories and Songs

Friday 11-11:30 am

Resource Review with Gail Greenberg, RJE

Learn about resources for online Jewish learning!

Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Brent Gutmann

Saturday 9:30 am

Rabbinic and Synagogue Creativity In the Age of Coronavirus

Rabbinic Roundtable

Wednesday, March 25, 8 pm

Beth Ahm

Jokes and Riddles

Monday, March 23rd at 3:30 pm

Humash with Rashi

Sunday, March 22nd at 10:30 am

Stories for Tots

Tuesday, March 23rd, at 10:00 am

Temple Emanu-El

Musical gathering

Mondays 11 am

Pirkei Avot and Jewish Wisdom

Tuesdays 3 pm

Cantor’s class

Wednesdays 7 pm

Zoom-neg – A gathering place

Thursdays 5:30 pm

Shabbat Text Study

Saturdays 9:30 am

Temple Beth El

Adult Ed: Navigating The Complex World Of Immigration with Patricia Luber

Sunday, March 22 at 10:30 am

Lullabies with Cantor Rachel

Sunday, March 22 at 7 pm

Tea and Tantrums

Learn practical ideas to help prevent and manage tantrums and leave empowered understanding what’s typical kid behavior and what you can do to make things more peaceful at home!

Wednesday, March 25, 9:15 am

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More useful information

Jewish Funders Network Coronavirus Resource Page

General listing of national resources, online events, etc…

Jewish Education Project – ECC Activities at Home

Pintrest board with ideas of Jewish projects to do with your little ones

My Jewish Learning

Thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.

My Jewish Detroit eMagazine

All the people, places and things you love about Jewish Detroit.

Free Onlline Fitness Classes

These fitness studios are live-streaming workout classes for free during the coronavirus outbreak

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan

Take a walk down Jewish Michigan memory lane.

Jewish Book Council

Found­ed in 1944, the Jewish Book Council is the longest-run­n­ing orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish literature.

Internet Archive

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives

Established in 1991 as a Jewish Federation pf Metropolitain Detroit department, the archive collects, preserves and shares the records of Federation and their member agencies, the United Jewish Foundation, local Jewish community organizations and the personal and family papers of Detroit’s Jewry. Their vast collection includes manuscripts, photographs, videos, an oral history section, artifacts, and a comprehensive cemetery burial index.

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