Ghana’s Budding Jewish Community Celebrates High Holidays

Ghana’s Budding Jewish Community Celebrates High Holidays By Anna Boiko-Weyrauch 26 September 2009 Voice of America – http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-26-voa33.cfm Monday is Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year for Jews. The holiday will be marked in Jewish communities around the world, including Western Ghana. A small group of people from the Sefwi tribe in […]

Reserve a Place Now to Join Us in Ethiopia and/or Uganda!

You are cordially invited to join Kulanu leaders and friends in visits to Ethiopia and Uganda in January, 2010. If you haven’t already read the announcement of these historic tours, please read it at http://cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/trip/joinharriet.php The detailed plans for our trips to Ethiopia and Uganda are now posted on our web site at cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/trips. Our […]

Kulanu/Abayudaya Speaking Tour – 30 Events, 40 Supporting Groups!

We’re delighted to report that Kulanu’s fall speaker, JJ Keki, will be speaking and singing at more than 30 events this fall. He will be telling the story of Kulanu’s partnership with the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda, and raising funds for the two Abayudaya schools that serve 700 students. Please view our online calendar […]

Kulanu’s Summer, 2009 Newsletter is Now Online!

Kulanu’s Summer 2009 Newsletter is now available online. Here is just a sampling of what you will find in this issue… “Thousands of Books for Zimbabwe Lemba” by Relly Coleman (p 1): Learn about the great work being done for the Jewish community in Mapakomhere, Zimbabwe “Honor Anousim On Tisha B’Av” by Karen Primack (p […]

Anousim Developments

Rabbi Stephen Leon of El Paso, TX, is introducing a resolution at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism convention next December to honor the victims of the Spanish Inquisition on Tisha B’Av. Read more on the Kulanu Blog. Our volunteer multi-media manager, Dan Knapp, attended Rabbi Leon’s recent Anousim Conference in El Paso and took […]

Get Involved with Kulanu

Check out our Getting Involved Page for lots of ideas on how you can support Kulanu. Here are a few: Make a donation Check out our volunteer opportunities Help spread the word by becoming a fan of Kulanu’s on Facebook. You can now become a fan by texting “fan Kulanu” to FBOOK (32665) on your […]

Happy New Year!

Warm regards for a shana tova u’metukah (a sweet and good New Year), Harriet Harriet Bograd, President

Honor Anousim On Tisha B’Av

By Karen Primack, Kulanu Newsletter, Summer 2009, p.1 Next December Rabbi Stephen Leon will introduce a Resolution at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism biennial convention to honor the victims of the Spanish Inquisition on Tisha B’Av. (This is a solemn fast day that mourns the destruction of the First and Second Temples on the […]

Impressive Developments in Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana

by Harriet Bograd (Summer 2009, Kulanu Newsletter, p 3) I’m delighted to report on these dramatic developments in Ghana: Alex Armah is back in Uganda Alex Armah has returned to Uganda for an additional six months of study with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu. Thanks to the Bechol Lashon program for providing the funds to make this […]

Vote Naomi Eisenberger for Jewish Community Hero

The Jewish Federations of North America is sponsoring a contest for Jewish Community Hero. The Jewish Community Hero Award honors those making strides to repair the world, starting in their own communities. The contest winner gets $25,000 for their non-profit. One of the people nominated is Naomi Eisenberger. She is now head of the Good […]