Dynamic Development & Training Programs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As workplaces become more diverse, having the skills to work with, serve, and support people of different cultures is crucial to your organization’s success.


  • Judaism 101
  • Language Awareness: Communicating with ESL Learners
  • Overview of Immigration Policy
  • Working with Refugee Families*
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Immigration and aging
  • Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking


Health &

Weaving well-being into the culture of your organization has been proven to  produce profound results for your employees, your clients, and your bottom line. 


  • Making Positive Change

  • Mindfulness for Busy Professionals

  • Understanding Depression

  • Understanding Anxiety

  • Introduction to Stress Management

  • Stress Management Series

  • What Everyone Should Know About Depression and Anxiety

  • Holiday Stress Management and Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Myths and Truths about Work/Life Balance

  • Better Sleep, Better You

  • Cultivating Resilience

  • Enhance your Wellbeing with Positive Psychology

Teamwork & Leadership

Teamwork fosters personal growth. Understanding how to resolve conflicts and trust teammates, empowers your team to create more impressive, sustainable results. 


  • Mindsets for Facilitation/Leaders as Facilitators
  • Adaptive Organizations/Schools
  • Mission Possible: Building an Effective Team
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Moving from challenging to rewarding conversations
  • Optimizing Polarities-Natural Tensions in Social Systems
  • Identifying and Maximizing Individual Strengths

Aging, Caregiving, & End of Life Planning

Learn strategies to help you or a loved one with resources related to aging and end of life decisions.


  • Advance Care Planning and End of Life Decision Making (includes Advance Directives)

  • Preparing Holistically for Retirement

  • Financial Management for Women and/or aging relatives

For more information contact Michelle Malamis at michellem@jfsannarbor.org or 248-982-5375.

Director of Business and Philanthropic Advancement
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State Street, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cell: 248.982.5375
Fax: 734.769.0224

What our clients are saying...

“We are known for great service. And we are working with the Amster Center to develop training that will more clearly lay out for our staff members, culturally competent, great service for the community.”

Robbie Griswold, Community Partnerships Coordinator and Diversity
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

What our clients are saying...

“Having access to someone who knows the availability of services was extremely valuable to me.”

BoAA trainee at Caregiving training
Bank of Ann Arbor

What our clients are saying...

“I wish it was mandatory to have these mindfulness classes.”

trainee at Mindfulness for Busy Professionals (Including but not Limited to Stressed Attorneys)

What our clients are saying...

Having this basic information presented at work is helpful for those suffering in silence, while also opening up others to give support .”

 trainee at What Everyone Should Know about Anxiety and Depression
Chelsea Milling Company

Get in touch.


If you are a business or community leader looking for support, an investor or a volunteer, we would love to be in touch.

The Herb Amster Center is a division of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State St., Ste 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-0209
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org

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