Abayudaya Jews Donate and Deliver Food Relief to Ugandan Villagers Facing Famine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rabbi Gershom Sizomu Email: rabbigershom@gmail.com Phone number: 011-256-703-199-636 ABAYUDAYA JEWS DELIVER FOOD RELIEF TO UGANDAN VILLAGERS FACING FAMINE ACEGEREKINEI VILLAGE, Uganda, July 29, 2009 — Members of the Abayudaya Jewish community today delivered 2,420 pounds (1,100 kg) of food relief they donated to hungry families among the estimated three million inUganda […]

Camp lets Guatemalans Experience Jewish life

Four teenagers from Casa Hillel in Guatemala went to Jewish summer camp in Indiana this summer. Two of the teens, and their chaperone, are children of the President of Casa Hillel. For anyone with an interest in things Guatemalan and Jewish, visit their website at www.casahillel.org. This is a great opportunity for the kids . […]

Israel begins verification for 3,000 more Ethiopians

Fri, 17 July 2009, from the JTA*By Uriel Heilman · July 15, 2009*http://jta.org/news/article/2009/07/15/1006569/does-the-return-of-israeli-immigration-officials-return-to-ethiopia NEW YORK (JTA) — With advocates for Ethiopian immigration to Israel stepping up their pressure on the Israeli government, Israeli Interior Ministry officials are returning to Ethiopia to check the eligibility for aliyah of approximately 3,000 more Falash Mura. The three representatives […]

Rabbi Stephen Leon Giving Prayer in Congress‏

Kulanu’s board member, Rabbi Stephen Leon, will be giving the opening prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern time. It will be shown on TV on C-Span. We all congratulate him on this honor! Rabbi Leon has been a leader in welcoming Anousim (also known as Crypto Jews) […]

Films Wanted for Indian Holocaust Film Series

Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi sent out a request for videos for an Indian Holocaust film series in Lucknow, India. He wants to show the movies at various educational institutions. Please contact him before sending any movies. Click the more button to read his request

Gary Tobin, 1949-2009 * Influential Scholar and Jewish Leader

All of us at Kulanu honor the memory of Gary Tobin and send our condolences to Diane Tobin, their children, and the staff of IJCR/Bechol Lashon. Gary’s work with his beloved wife, Diane, in establishing and nurturing Bechol Lashon has made a huge difference for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and for Jews in many […]

6th Annual Sephardic Anousim Conference * July 31 * El Paso,Texas

Friday, July 31st – Sunday, August 2nd join Bat Tzion Hebrew Learning Center and Congregation B’nai Zion (El Paso,Texas) for a weekend of terrific speakers, tasty meals, and spiritual Shabbat services. $110.00 conference registration fee includes all programs and meals For more information call Sonya Loya (575) 257-0122 or Rabbi Leon (915) 833-2222

Stanton’s Ordination Ignites Media Frenzy

www.jvoices.com, 30 Jun 2009 by April N. Baskin and Corinne Lightweaver The world has descended upon Rabbi Alysa Stanton. From coast to coast and continent to continent, global media trumpet the ordination of “the first African-American female rabbi.” …. What interests us is what is not covered, the questions that are not asked . . […]

Thousands of Books for Zimbabwe Lemba

My family and I visit Zimbabwe often. Four years ago, in a personal quest in search of the Lemba, an African community with Jewish roots, we visited the Lemba village of Mapakomhere. It was for me a transformative experience. Not only did we find a wonderful welcoming group of people, but we found a community […]

Alyssa Stanton and other black rabbis enter the American Jewish mainstream

Appeared in July/ August Moment by Jeremy Gillick  http://www.momentmag.com/Exclusive/2009/2009-08/200908-Post-Racial-Rabbis.html One of the first things that six-year-old Alyssa Stanton noticed when her family moved into a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was a rectangular ornament affixed to the doorpost of her new home. Her uncle Edward, a “devout Catholic who went to shul on […]