Wellbeing 2021

Training Spotlight(s): "Cultivating Resilience" "The Stress Management Series" "Understanding Anxiety & Depression" "Myths & Truths About Work-Life Balance" 

It’s been called a “second pandemic” — the mental health implications of the global health crisis, political unrest, economic uncertainty, rising unemployment, social isolation, remote work, home schooling, and so much more.
And while it can feel like the first pandemic has been with us long enough for employees to have accessed the necessary resources and strategies for handling their stress, the fact is, many of us are struggling more, not less.
Weaving well-being into the culture of your organization through thoughtful facilitations, classes, and making safe spaces has been proven to  produce profound results for your employees, your clients, and your bottom line

Oct 2020

Herb Amster on his tenth yahrtzeit

As published in the Washtenaw Jewish News:

Carol Amster says, “We made JFS a place of permanent legacy for my husband Herb of blessed memory.

Everybody who knew Herb knew he loved to take care of people, to make sure everyone was treated with dignity and that he was committed to making the important mission of JFS sustainable.

Fast forward 10 years, The Herb Amster Center created a culture within JFS of extending services to people, organization and corporations who can pay, in order to provide those same services triple-fold to people who cannot. There were a lot of organizations who wanted me to allow them to use his name for their endeavors, but I knew that JFS was very close to heart. And is now a LIVING memorial to him.”

On the Airwaves

Sarah Hong talks Making Positive Change with Lisa Barry on WEMU’s The Art of Well-Being

Organizations have enormous ability (and, perhaps, responsibility) to profoundly and positively impact individual employees, their families, and their communities. 
The most successful recognize the interconnectedness of employees and organization well-being.
Our “Making Positive Change” one-hour class is highly interactive and offers concrete tips and strategies to facilitate lasting positive behavioral changes.

Bridge Between Languages

Foreign Language Interpretation and Translation

Culture plays an important role on how people interact with each other. Language interpreters are crucial in order to conduct a business or service that involves people who may not speak English.

Language interpreters use their language skills in the workplace on a regular basis. They are building the bridge between languages in order to relay the correct information to another person.

Due to the increase of technology, the
communication between people of different cultural backgrounds and languages has been on a steady increase. The intercultural communication sector will continuously be on the rise and the need for interpreters and translators will positively correlate that.

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...

“In 2014, we started with a training on taking time to fully appreciate and take in the moment. That was the most valuable part of the program for me.”

BoAA employee at Mindfulness training
Bank of Ann Arbor

What our clients are saying...

“I’ve been teaching the new curriculum for two months now and people are hungry for it; asking ‘when’s the next one!? and it’s thanks to the Amster Center for imparting their tremendous amount of knowledge and cultural competence into the class so we can teach a much more impactful tool to our people”

Robby 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

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

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