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Tree of life Community Services

Community Programs

    Programs we support     Often used charities

Programs Sponsored by The Dorfman Chapel

Listed below are a number of the community services The Dorfman Chapel sponsors.

Jewish Family Service Drop Off Site: With our Central location in the Jewish Community, the chapel is now a drop off site for items that will go to families in need. Jewish Family Service is an agency whose purpose is to provide social services and mental health services to families in the area. Many families need items such as, Baby Items, Personal Care items (shampoo, diapers, laundry detergent.. etc), Depends, Ensure supplement, Batteries, Smoke Alarms, Towels, Wash cloths and any household items such as soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, kitchen items, blankets and any fun items for kids. Please feel free to drop off any of these items at our office and we will be sure to forward them to Jewish Family Service.

Jewish Calenders: As part of our commitment to the community, we offer Jewish Calenders at no charge. The calenders are adorned with beautiful works of Jewish Art and give the dates of all the Jewish Holidays for the upcoming year. Please feel free to stop in and ask for a calenders. Anyone in the community is welcome to one.

Bereavement Library: In November of 2001, The Dorfman Chapel opened one of the most complete bereavement libraries in the Country, with over 250 books covering all aspects of death and dying and coping with loss. In addition, there are several videos for both children and adults and workbooks that are given out free of charge to anyone who requests one. The library is not only for those suffering a loss; many of the books are for professional people who are in contact with bereaved people, such as hospice volunteers, social workers, psychologists, teachers, etc....
The library hours are from Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, and on Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. We are closed on Saturday and on Jewish holidays. There is no charge to borrow a book or video.

Notification Services: The Dorfman Chapel is pleased to offer you several notification services including yahrzeit reminders, notices of today's services, and a syndication feed of services. Please see our notification services page.

Laminated Yahrzeit Calendars: Another item we offer at no charge is a laminated 20-year yahrzeit calendar. The calendar is personalized for each individual with the deceased's name, hebrew name, year of birth till year of death and the kaddish prayer is on the back in both English and Hebrew. If you would like a 20-year calendar please call our office with the above information and we will be happy to provide you with the calendar.

Speaking Engagements & Tours: Jonathan Dorfman is available to any organization or group to either speak on a wide array of subjects or to bring the group to The Dorfman Chapel for a tour and informative lecture on both the facility and Jewish Traditions that are followed from the time of death till burial. Many religious schools have scheduled tours for the children and any parents of the children who would like to accompany their children. To schedule either a speaking engagement or tour, please call Jonathan Dorfman to arrange a day and time.

Shiva Supplies For Out Of State Burials: In today's day and age, many families have residences in other states. When death occurs in another state, some families prefer to have a burial in that state, yet family members still reside in Michigan. In these situations, the local family still wants to sit Shiva locally for their family and friends. We will will gladly drop off any shiva needs, such as chairs, prayer books, coat rack and a seven day shiva candle to assist the local family with its needs. In addition, we can aid in the placement of any notices in either the local newspapers or Jewish News. This is again, part of our service to the community and there is no charge for this service. Simply call our office to arrange for any shiva house needs.

Magazines To Senior Centers: Our chapel currently provides on a weekly basis, magazine racks and magazines for several different centers and apartment complexes in and around Oakland County. The many different magazines are placed in the lobbies of the complexes and are utilized by the residents at their convenience.

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Commonly used charities

If you are interested in making a donation to a charity, we have listed below a number of the charities, and their contact information, that have commonly been requested by our clients for memorium contributions. If available we also link to their website.

Charity Name Contact Information
ACLU The American Civil Liberties Union

Adat Shalom Adat Shalom Synagogue
29901 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Phone: (248) 851-5100

ADL- Anti-Defamation League ADL Anti-Defamation League
25800 Northwestern Hwy. Ste. 980
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 353-7553

ALS Assoc ALS of Michigan
24359 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 354-6100

Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative The Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative
1200 Creekwood Dr.
Burton, MI 48509
Phone: (810) 637-5586

Alzheimers Assoc The Alzheimers Association
25200 Telegraph Rd. Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 996-1063

Ameinu Detroit Ameinu Detroit
2886 W. 12 Mile Rd. #725391
Berkley, Michigan 48072

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society
20450 Civic Center Dr.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 663-3400

American Committee For The Weizmann Istitute of Science American Committee For The Weizmann Institute of Science
6735 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 365,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 258-9890

American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 800-342-2383

American Friends of Magen David Adom American Friends of Magen David Adom
23215 Commerce Park Rd. Ste. 306
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Phone: (877) 405-3913

American Heart Assoc The American Heart Association
40 Oak Hollow Dr. Suite 220
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 827-4214 or 1-800-242-8721

American Liver Foundation The American Liver Foundation
31700 W. 12 Mile Rd. Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 489-5400

American Lung Association The American Lung Association
1475 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Madison Hts., MI 48071
Phone: (248) 784-2000.

American Red Cross The American Red Cross
100 Mack Ave. P.O. Box 33351
Detroit, MI 48232
Phone: (313) 833-4440 Ext. 2500

American Stroke Association The American Stroke Association
208 S. LaSalle St. Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (888) 478-7653

American Technion Society American Technion Society
6735 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 304
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
Phone: (248) 593-6760

Angela Hospice Angela Hospice
14100 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 464-2223

Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 96280
Washington, DC 20077
Phone: (800) 283-7800

Asthma and Allergy Asthma and Allergy Foundation
17520 W 12 Mile Road, Suite 102
Southfield, MI 48076-1943
248.557.8050

Bais Chabad Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills
5595 West Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Phone: 248-855-6170

Beaumont Hospice Fund The Beaumont Hospice Fund
1200 Stephenson Hwy.
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: (248) 743-9400

Beth Shalom Congregation Beth Shalom
14601 West Lincoln Road
Oak Park, Michigan 48237
Phone: 248.547.7970

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009
phone:248-644-0866

Bnai Brith Bnai Brith
6735 Telegraph Rd. Suite 304
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 646-3100

Bnai Moshe Bnai Moshe
6800 Drake Road
West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
(248) 788-0600

Botsford Continuing Care Center Botsford Continuing Care Center
21450 Archwood Circle
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 477-7400

Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
60 East 56th St., 8th Floor
New York,NY 10022
Toll Free: 1-866-FIND-A-CURE

buildOn buildOn
P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 585-5390

Camp Tamarack Camp Tamarack
6735 Telegraph Rd. #380
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 647-1100

CARE House of Oakland County CARE House of Oakland County
44765 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 332-7173

Chai Lifeline Chai Lifeline
151 W. 30th St.,
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (877) CHAI LIFE

Chamber Music Society of Detroit Chamber Music Society of Detroit
27655 Middlebelt Rd. Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 855-6070

Children's Tumor Foundation Children's Tumor Foundation
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633

Childrens Hospital of Michigan Childrens Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 993-8815

Childrens Leukemia Foundation The Childrens Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
5455 Corporate Dr. Suite 306
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: (248) 530-3000

City of Hope City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Congregation Beth Ahm Congregation Beth Ahm
5075 West Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 851-6880

Cranbrook Hospice Care Cranbrook Hospice Care
281 Enterprise Ct.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 452-5300

Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America
25882 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 737-0900

Dor & P. Brown Adult Day Care The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Care Program
6720 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 661-6390

Elder Care Solutions of Michigan Elder Care Solutions of Michigan
6555 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 592-1944

FAR Conservatory FAR Conservatory
1669 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 646-3347

Fragile X Association Fragile X Association
In care of Laureen Majeske, 35746 Woodvilla Dr.
Sterling Hts., MI 48312
Phone: (248) 354-6100

Fresh Air Society The Fresh Air Society
6735 Telegraph Rd. Suite 380
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 647-1100

Friendship Circle The Friendship Circle
6892 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248.788.7878

Gildas Club Gildas Club
3517 Rochester Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: (248) 577-0800

Hadassah Hadassah
5030 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Phone: (248) 683-5030

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617) 855-2400

HAVEN The Haven
2550 Telegraph Rd. Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 334-1284

Heartland Hospice Heartland Hospice
28588 Northwestern Hwy Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 948-8228

Hebrew Free Loan Hebrew Free Loan
6735 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
Phone: (248) 723-8184

Hillel Day School Hillel Day School
32200 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 851-6950

Holocaust Memorial The Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248)553-2400

Hospice of Michigan Hospice of Michigan
400 Mack Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 578-5000

Hospices of Henry Ford Hospices of Henry Ford
1 Ford Place-5A
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 874-6000

Institute for Retired Professionals Institute for Retired Professionals
15110 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 967-4030

JARC JARC
30301 Northwestern Highway Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: 248-538-6611

Jewish Community Center The Jewish Community Center
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 661-1000

Jewish Family Service Jewish Family Service
6555 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 592-2300

Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 642-4260

Jewish Historical Society of Michigan The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 432-5517

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network The Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248-592-2687.

Jewish Senior Life Jewish Senior Life
6710 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-661-2999

Jewish Vocational Service Jewish Vocational Service
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 559-5000

Jewish War Veterans The Jewish War Veterans
7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 855-5085

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
24359 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 355-1133

Kadima Kadima
15999 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Second Floor
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 559-8235

Karmanos Cancer The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R - VEO1FS
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 248-304-2931

Karmanos Hospice The Karmanos Cancer Institute Hospice
24601 Northwestern Highway
Soutfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 827-7722

Kids Kicking Cancer Kids Kicking Cancer
645 Griswold St., Suite 444
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 557-0021

Leader Dogs for the Blind The Leader Dogs for the Blind
P.O. Box 5000
Rochester, MI 48308
Phone: (888) 777-5332

Leukemia and Lymphoma The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1421 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Madison Hts., MI 48071
Phone: (248) 582-2900

Lighthouse Hospice Lighthouse Hospice
24293 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 799-6130

Lupus Alliance The Lupus Alliance
26507 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Phone: (586) 775-8310

Make a Wish Foundation The Make A Wish Foundation
2300 Genoa Business Park Dr. Ste. 290
Brighton, MI 48114
Phone: (800) 622-9474

Mazon Mazon
1990 South Bundy Dr. Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 442-0020

Mich Humane Society Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Rd. Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-283-1000

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research
P.O. Box 780
New York, New York 10008
Phone: 1-800-708-7644

Michigan Jewish Aids Coalition The Michigan Jewish Aids Coalition
30161 Southfield Rd. Ste. 102
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 594-6522

Michigan Parkinson Foundation The Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: (248) 433-1011

Multiple Sclerosis The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
21311 Civic Center Dr.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 248-350-0020

Myasthenia Gravis Association The Myasthenia Gravis Association
17117 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 423-9700

NAAMAT USA NAAMAT USA
505 8th Avenue, Suite 2302
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 563-5222

Nat. Jew. Med. Research The National Jewish Medical Research Center
PO Box 17169
Denver, CO 80217
800-423-8891 x1590

National Council of Jewish Women The National Council of Jewish Women
26400 Lahser Rd. Ste. 306
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 355-3300 Ext. 0

National Kidney Foundation The National Kidney Foundation
1169 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (800) 482-1455

Northwest Child Rescue Women The Northwest Child Rescue Women
6910 Pebble Creek Woods Dr.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 626-1357

Odyssey Health Care Odyssey Health Care & Hospice
25925 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 102
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 356-5070

Orchards Childrens Services Orchards Childrens Services
30215 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 258-0440

ORT America Michigan Region ORT America Michigan Region
6735 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 375
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 723-8860

Parkinsons Foundation The National Parkinson Foundation
200 SE 1st St. Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (800) 473-4636

Racquet Up Detroit Racquet Up Detroit
PO Box 11404
Detroit, MI 48211
Phone: (313) 600-9593

Run4Papa Run4Papa
Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

320 East Superior Street, Searle Room 11-453
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 908-9339

Seasons Hospice Seasons Hospice Foundation
6400 Shafer Ct. Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 692-1000

Shaarey Zedek Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034-2079
Phone: (248) 357-5544

St. Johns Hospice St. Johns Hospice
37650 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI 48036
Phone: (586) 723-9580

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (800) 805-5856

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Susan G. Komen For The Cure
P.O. Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265-0309
Phone- 1.877.GO.KOMEN (1.877.465.6636)

Temple Beth El Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48301
Phone: (248) 851-1100

Temple Israel Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323
Phone: (248) 661-5700

Temple Kol Ami Temple Kol Ami
5085 Walnut Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323
Phone: (248) 661-0040

Temple Shir Shalom Temple Shir Shalom
3999 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Phone: (248) 737-8700

The Anti-Defamation League The Anti-Defamation League
25800 Northwestern Hwy Ste 980
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 353-7553

The Birmingham Temple The Birmingham Temple
28611 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Phone: (248) 477-1410

The LUNGevity Foundation The LUNGevity Foundation
2421 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-LUNG

The Salvation Army The Salvation Army
16130 Northland Dr.
Southfield, Michigan 48075
Phone: (248) 443-5500

The Shul The Shul in West Bloomfield
6211 Quaker Hill Drive
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Phone: 248-788-4000

Trees In Israel c/o The Jewish National Fund Trees in Israel c/o The Jewish National Fund
78 Randall Ave.
Rockville Center, New York 11570
Phone: (800) 542-TREE

UNICEF UNICEF
333 East 38th St.
New York, New York 10016
Phone: (800) 4UNICEF

VNA Hospice VNA Hospice of Michigan
25900 Greenfield Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 967-8365

Yad Ezra Yad Ezra
2850 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
Phone: (248) 548-3663

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30440 W. 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone: 248.406.6000   toll free: 866.406.6003   fax: 248.406.6005

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