Welcome to Kulanu, Inc!
A non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in New York City, Kulanu (Hebrew for "all of us") works around the world to support isolated and emerging Jewish communities who wish to learn more about Judaism and (re-)connect with the wider Jewish community.
Watch this 5-minute videoto learn more about Kulanu's work:
Explore our web site to learn more about Kulanu and the communities we work with in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Find out how you can get involved, or make an impact now with a donation and join the global network of Kulanu supporters today!
Please contact us with questions, or to introduce yourself to "all of us" and get on our mailing list! We would love to stay in touch with you about our work with Jews around the world.
Thanks so much!
- "All of Us" at Kulanu
- DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2015 Kulanu Tribute Journal!
- Spring 2015 Issue of KulanuNews Now Available Online
- Get Involved with the 2015 Kulanu-Lemba Speaking Tour!
- Kulanu forms Academic Cohort
DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2015 Kulanu Tribute Journal!
There is still time to contribute to the 2015 Kulanu Tribute Journal in honor of Daneel Schaechter, a young but impressive rising star in the Jewish world -- we've extended the deadline for submissions to June 15, 2015!*
Show your admiration and support for Daneel's work with Anousim communities with a contribution to this year's Tribute Journal at www.kulanu.org/donate. Be sure to include "Daneel Tribute" followed by a short message for the online ad journal in the Comments or Memo field. Then share with your networks why YOU chose to honor Daneel Schaechter!
At 24 years old, Daneel Schaechter of New York, NY, is Kulanu's youngest board member (he also manages many communities in Central and South America as our Regional Coordinator for Latin America); he has been volunteering with Kulanu since his senior year of high school (that's approximately seven years now!), and even recruited his younger sister to be part of the Kulanu video. His many accomplishments in the Jewish, Anousim/Crypto-Jewish and Latin American worlds are impressive, and we are proud to be honoring him this year with the Kulanu Tribute Journal (see the full announcement at www.kulanu.org/tribute).
Click here to read more about Daneel's work with Kulanu, and click here to see his full (and impressive!) resume on LinkedIn. On behalf of Jewish communities in Latin America, and "all of us" everywhere, please contribute to the Journal today!
*Note: Submissions received after June 15 will be included in an Addendum to the 2015 Tribute Journal.
Thanks so much for getting involved!
Latest Issue of KulanuNews Now Available Online
The Spring 2015 issue of KulanuNews, Kulanu's informative publication about Jewish communities around the world, is now available to read on our web site! The latest edition features moving articles by Kulanu volunteers and community members, as well as wonderful color photos to help tell their stories. Click here to check it out in full-color!
Here's a glimpse of what you will find in this issue:
- How I Became a Cochini Jew, p 1
- Beit Polska – A National Jewish Outreach Across Poland, p 6
- 14 Conversions and a Wedding, p 11
- A Wedding and Conversions, p 15
- Anousim Communities in Colombia, p 16
- The Lemba-Kulanu Connection, p 19
- The Great Zimbabwe Synagogue, p 21
- Confessions of a True Believer, p 22
- Are There Lost Tribes in Cameroon? p 23
- A Tribute to Daneel Schaechter, p 27
- Thank You Donors, p 28
- President’s Letter, p 30
Click here to read the magazine as a full-color PDF.
We think you'll enjoy this new issue of the Kulanu magazine! (Missed the last one? Read it now at www.kulanu.org/magazines).
KulanuNews is published two times a year, and unless otherwise requested, Kulanu mails hard copies of each issue to our supporters for a year.
This is one of the ways we keep you in the loop about how your contributions are put to work, and also to inform readers about isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the world -- remarkable groups you might not learn about anywhere else.
If you would like to receive your own copy of future issues, please make a donation now at www.kulanu.org/donate. We look forward to hearing what you think of KulanuNews!
Get Involved NOW with the 2015 Kulanu-Lemba Speaking Tour!
Help Kulanu find venues for presentations by Modreck Maeresera of Harare, Zimbabwe! Audiences will learn about the Lemba community’s ancient traditions, their plans for growth, and how “all of us” can get involved with and support the Jewish community of Zimbabwe.
See the full Kulanu-Lemba Speaking Tour announcement online at www.tinyurl.com/lembatour2015 for more information, and please share this announcement with decision-makers in your community, letting them know why you want to host an event this fall!
Visit kulanu.org/lemba to learn more about the community’s history and Jewish practices, and check out the tour information here: www.kulanu.org/lemba/speakingtour2015.php
Thank you for helping “all of us” tell the Lemba story to the world!
Kulanu forms Academic Cohort
This spring, the Kulanu Academic Cohort (KAC) was established to help strengthen the ties between the academic study of Judaising communities and the work that Kulanu does to support Jewish communities around the world.
The KAC is comprised of academics who have researched and written about returning, emerging and isolated Jewish communities around the globe. Some of the communities studied are "Kulanu communities" (see kulanu.org/communities), and Kulanu has helped many scholars to access resources and contact community members for their research. Some of their articles have been published in our magazine, KulanuNews (kulanu.org/magazines), and on our website (www.kulanu.org).
Meet the members of the Kulanu Academic Cohort at www.kulanu.org/kac.