2008 Highlights

As I look back on 2008, these highlights stand out: We initiated and/or continued our partnership with Jewish communities in more than thirteen countries on five continents. Kulanu shared the prestigious Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University with the Mirembe Kawomera “Delicious Peace” Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative and Thanksgiving Coffee Company for the […]

How All This is Made Possible

Today, I write to you in our shared role as Kulanu supporters, asking you to join me in continuing our support of this organization that is so important to so many. We are able to do so much, even with small amounts. For example, $50 is enough to help an Abayudaya woman begin a business; […]

Loss of a Former Board Member

I am very sad to inform you that former Kulanu board member Rabbi Moshe Cotel died suddenly and unexpectedly October 24, 2008 while davening. Rabbi Cotel and his family and my family have been close friends for more than 25 years, and he is the person responsible for getting me involved in Kulanu. Rabbi Cotel […]

New Fall Newsletter

Kulanu’s Fall Newsletter is now available online! This issue includes these articles, and much more: * “Remembering Rabbi Moshe Cotel” by Harriet Bograd (p. 1) * “Olmert Agrees to Aliyah of Bnei Menashe from India” (p. 1) * “A Ghanaian Learns in Uganda” by Alex Armah (p. 1) * “Kudos to Kulanu Youth” by Harriet […]

What We Did Last Summer

This past summer saw Kulanu mitzvah projects at several Jewish camps. One wonderful example was the “Holchim L’Chaim” (We Walk for Life) walkathon at Herzl Camp in Webster, Wisc. Kulanu was one of three organizations chosen by the campers to benefit from the walk and received $835. Although rained out, the walk was moved indoors […]

New Year Wishes

Shanah Tovah and our best wishes for 5769! The economic news in recent days has been frightening and no one knows what lies ahead. However, our wishes for this new year do not change. We wish for all of us a year of health and joy. We wish for all the world that this is […]

Israel Siriri’s Speaking Tour Begins End of This Month

As you may know, Kulanu will be bringing Israel Siriri, chairperson of the Abayudaya community in Uganda, to the U.S. and Canada for a speaking tour October 30-December 1. We are delighted at the response to this tour–so far, he will be making presentations in New York, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, […]

Kulanu has a Blog!

We are very excited to announce that we have inaugurated the Kulanu blog with the help of volunteer Matthew Feldman. Its main purpose, for now, is to give online access to these Kulanu Updates, and to allow readers to add comments. If you missed the earlier Updates, you can read them in our blog. The […]

Alex Armah’s Visit Continues

Kulanu made possible a four-month visit from Alex Armah, teacher and spiritual leader of the Sefwi Wiawso community in Ghana to the Abayudaya in Uganda. We included excerpts from a few of his reports in the last Update and wanted to share this additional one: Hello, Greetings to you all. It is my will to […]

THANK YOU Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation! And All of You!

In July, the Kulanu/Abayudaya Child Hunger Project received a 30-day emergency matching grant from the Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation and in just three weeks, 35 Kulanu supporters responded to help us meet the match. Thank you all! This enables us to return to our usual fundraising efforts to support this terribly important program. One […]