Campaign Kickoff-Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m., featuring Catherine Cangany, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, speaking on "The Eggmen: Reconsidering Michigan's First Jews."
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening with Dan Nichols, Saturday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8:00 p.m. concert, click here to register.
We are saddened by the loss of our former President, Elaine Pearlman. To make a donation in her honor, you may do so by clicking on this link: In Memory of Elaine Pearlman
Elaine Pearlman passed away peacefully on August 25, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Elaine leaves behind a loving family who will miss her dearly: Her devoted husband and partner of 54 years, Dr. Martin Pearlman; her children Rebecca Pearlman (Peter Evans), Robert Pearlman (Liad Ganz Pearlman), Julie Pearlman (Anthony Pick), and Aviva Pearlman (Nosson Knobloch); eleven grandchildren who lovingly called her “Bobee” (Shoshana Evans, Shira Evans, Lara Pick, Mindy Pick, Jeremy Pick, Simon Pick, Jonathan Pearlman, Gabriel Pearlman, Micah Pearlman, Tova Knobloch, and Gila Knobloch); and her brother Bernard Friedman.
Elaine was raised by two hard-working entrepreneurs in Detroit. Her father, Leon, was a pharmacist. Her mother, Minnie, ran a hardware store and managed rental properties. They instilled in her an appreciation of hard work, dedication to family, and commitment to community.
Elaine was an extraordinarily well-rounded woman. She excelled in academics, graduating with a BA in Education from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a Masters of Education from Duke University. She was an effective community organizer who led by example and with charm. She served as president of Hadassah and Congregation Shaarey Zedek sisterhood, as a secretary and board member of her synagogue, and as the three-term president of the Greater Lansing Jewish Welfare Federation.
Elaine was also an accomplished pianist and athlete. She won several doubles trophies at the Tennis Club of Lansing. While she enjoyed winning, she valued sportsmanship and inclusiveness far more. Her reputation for generosity and grace was known throughout the East Lansing community.
Third ambulance delivered, on to the fourth!
We are proud to report we used your generous donations to get the third ambulance, fully-stocked with medical supplies, to Dnipro, Ukraine. Thanks to Lansing's own Ody Norkin and Steve Linder, who both went Bucharest to make this happen.
Thanks also to Marco Katz, who continues to give us his valuable help.
We are currently raising money for a fourth ambulance. We will give you details as we have them.
A thank you to all the donors in Romanian, English (at 1:29), and Hebrew
Rabbi Abraham Wolf of Central Synagogue, Odessa, on the Jewish community's current situation.