Annual Congregation Meeting on Zoom

We are looking for a KI member with some significant experience managing Zoom meetings to volunteer and be a co-host of our Congregation Meeting to allow Leon, Robin, and the Rabbi to be full participants in the meeting without having to worry about watching for hands and dealing with the technical stuff. If you would be willing to take on this responsibility, please contact Leon as soon as possible. Thanks.

Annual Congregation Meeting

KI’s first ever virtual Annual Congregation meeting will be held April 26th at 7:00 pm. At this meeting we will ask members to approve the new board members for 20/21 and vote to give the board the go ahead to enter into negotiations with Rabbi Kaufman to be our new rabbi.

Only people in the virtual chat room will be able to vote. We will send invites to all KI members along with instructions on how to enter meeting. Each member who would like to vote will need their own device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) to attend meeting. The administrator of the meeting will tally the anonymous votes.

An exception to the by-laws will not be needed because we will be holding a meeting (digitally which isn’t forbidden) and voting by a secret ballot (digitally). There will not be any proxy voting which would be against the bylaws.

Don’t worry, more information will be sent to you to explain everything in detail. For now we want you to save the date and time to attend the virtual annual congregation online meeting. Board report packages will be mailed to you 10 days prior to the meeting.

One Happy Camper grants available now!


 The Greater Lansing Jewish Federation will again be offering stipends to families sending children to Jewish camps.

For Jewish sleep-away camps we will offer up to $200 per week that each child attends, up to a maximum of $600 per child. For Jewish day camps, we will offer up to $100 per week that each child attends, up to a maximum of $200 per child. Maximum per family is $1,200.

Whether your child gets the maximum or less will depend on the availability of funds and how many applicants there are for such funds, with priority given to first-time applicants. 

If interested please send our office,    the following information:

  • Name(s) and address of parents
  • Names of all Children who will be going to camp
  • Name of camp each child will attend
  • Designate each camp as Day camp (D) or Sleep-Away (S), as appropriate
  • Period in which each child will be attending each camp (e.g  July 3-16)
  • Cost of Camp and any subsidies or scholarships received from any other source

We will make our allocations at our April meeting.    In order to be sure of being considered, be sure to get your application to the office by  April 1.  

Those families who receive camp stipends are encouraged, if they have not already done so, to contribute to the Federation’s campaign. You may either do so online via or by sending a check to

Greater Lansing Jewish Federation

1924 Coolidge Rd.

East Lansing 48823.