FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life

FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life

FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life is the volunteer arm of JSL

FRIENDS is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults by engaging residents and community members in volunteerism, outreach and fundraising in accordance with Jewish values, while providing funding to support diverse programming for JSL residents.

FRIENDS plans annual fundraising events, engages hundreds of volunteers, collaborates with community partners, and provides excitement in our boutiques and bistros.

Join us in making JSL a vital, lively community!

Volunteers are the special ingredient in all aspects of life at JSL. Come help with bingo, bridge, mah jongg, arts and crafts, current events, creative writing, fitness, and so many other activities. Our boutiques, bistro and café are all volunteer run. Whatever your passion is, we invite you to share it with our older adults. For more information, call Beth Robinson at 248.592.5062 or email Or just sign up to volunteer and we’ll call you!



FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life runs two boutiques, both located on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield. We carry fabulous apparel, gift items, jewelry, plush toys, Judaica, candy and so much more! Come visit us today! Proceeds benefit resident programs and services.



Located at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza
(Open Monday-Friday 11-2pm)


Located at Meer Apartments
(Open Monday-Friday 1-3pm)



FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life operates two cafés – Marvin’s Bistro located at Fleischman Residence/ Blumberg Plaza, and the Krolik Café located at Meer Apartments, both in West Bloomfield.

Residents, family members, staff and community gather to enjoy food and friendship in our kosher fleishig (non-dairy) restaurants. They are volunteer run and proceeds benefit resident programs and services.


Marvin’s Bistro – Monday-Friday 11am – 2pm
Krolik Café – Monday-Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm


FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life plans many exciting events during the year. We have Fashion Shows featuring our Boutique apparel and starring our residents as models; Lives Well Lived (our major annual fundraiser), Senior Dream Cruise, as well as many other functions that bring our residents, their families, volunteers, and the community together. Come join in on the fun! 

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