Adopting Forebears’ Faith and Leaving Peru for Israel

Article from New York Times on June 21 by Simon Romero  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/world/americas/22peru.html?_r=1&ref=world IQUITOS, Peru — If Ronald Reátegui Levy someday finds that he is the last Jew of Iquitos, it may well be of his own doing. His dream, which he has vigorously pursued, is to persuade the descendants of Sephardic merchants who settled in […]

Kulanu Co-Sponsoring “Reflections on the Tragedy of Mumbai with the Indian Jewish Community” * Mon, Jun 29 * NYC

Reflections on the Tragedy of Mumbai with the Indian Jewish Community Join Romiel Daniel, president of the Jewish Indian Congregation of USA and other members of the community as they share their reactions and reflections on this horrible tragedy and discuss the history of Jewish life in India and, particularly, in Mumbai. Indian cuisine will […]

Spring Newsletter is Online!

Kulanu’s Spring Newsletter is now available online. This issue includes these articles and much more: “The Overlooked Beit Avraham” by Amy Cowen (p. 1) “The Sun Shines on Uganda (and Long Island)” by Rabbi Joseph H Prouser (p. 1) “Hippos and Huppas and Obama and More” by Laura Wetzler (p. 3) “The Nascent Jewish Community […]

Kulanu’s Fall Abayudaya Speaking Tour

Kulanu friends all over the U.S. and Canada are busy at work organizing their communities to welcome Athalia Nalongo from the Abayudaya community for our fall speaking tour. You can read about the details of the tour here: http://cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/abayudaya/speakingtour2009.php We have already confirmed events in Manhattan; Tarrytown, NY; Bay Shore, Long Island; Philadelphia; and in […]

The Overlooked Beit Avraham in Ethiopia

In an exciting new development, Kulanu has been getting to know the Beit Avraham community in Ethiopia that has been practicing Judaism in secret. The author of this article, Amy Cowen, is a Visual Anthropologist who has done extensive research and documentary photography of Ethiopian Jews both in Ethiopia and in Israel.  She made Aliyah […]

Volunteer With Kulanu

Are you wondering how you can become more involved with Kulanu and the work we do supporting Jewish communities around the globe? Find out how you can put your skills to good use through volunteering your time — check out the list of our volunteer opportunities by visiting cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/volunteer, then download the application and send […]

3 Ugandan Teens Learn Leadership Skills on L.A. Trip

From the Jewish Journal, June 10, http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/3_ugandan_teens_learn_leadership_skills_on_la_trip_20090610/ Igaal Sizomu was clearly ecstatic, laughing with a group of friends from Shomrei Torah Synagogue (STS) whom he hadn’t seen in nearly a year. They were pushing each other around at the West Hills synagogue the way teens often do. Igaal, who is from Uganda, had spent five […]

Celebrate Cuban Jewish Life * June 20th * NYC