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Another successful ambulance delivery to Ukraine!

We are proud to report your generous donations funded the delivery of the second ambulance, fully-stocked with medical supplies, to Dnipro, Ukraine. Thanks to Lansing's own Ody Norkin, ill and disabled refugees can be taken to the border. We continue to work on getting additional supplies and medication to Ukraine. Click "Help Ody Now" below to help us get them what they need. Ody will return to Romania at the end of June and may be able to acquire a third ambulance. He will need about $40,000 to make that happen. 

Thanks also to Marco Katz and Aharon Cohen, who helped greatly along the way. See a video of all three of them below.

Ody Norkin on his journey to Ukraine

Ambulance for Dnipro

Thank You in 3 Languages

A thank you to all the donors in Romanian, English (at 1:29), and Hebrew

Rabbi Wolf-Odessa

Rabbi Abraham Wolf of Central Synagogue, Odessa, on the Jewish community's current situation.



The latest from the Greater Lansing Jewish Federation on COVID-19


In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Greater Lansing Jewish Federation office will be closed and the board will be working remotely to serve our community. You may reach us at lansingjewishfederation@gmail.com or you can send us a note on our Contact Us form.


Thank you to all the essential workers who have kept the community going in this unprecedented, challenging time. 


The Greater Lansing Jewish Federation is an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America, an organization that represents 146 Jewish Federations and 300 independent Jewish communities. The Federation movement places collectively among the top ten charities on the North American continent in charitable activities and has the goal of protecting and enhancing the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).


The local Federation serves as an umbrella organization for the Jewish community,  sponsoring events, giving gifts to all B'nai Mitzvah, sending local kids to Jewish camps, and providing a community calendar with events from the area synagogues and the MSU Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel.