Last-Minute Reminder – Happy New Year

If you want to donate before year-end, there is still time! (This link will tell you how to donate either online or by mailing a check): For those of you who have already donated, thanks so much! Your formal thank-you letters will be sent out in the next few weeks. Happy New Year! Harriet Harriet […]

Kulanu’s Year End Letter 2010

2010 has been a year to remember as Kulanu completed its seventeenth year of outreach to isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. It continues to be a joy for me to serve as President of Kulanu, working with you and “all of us.” This year we continued to sustain long-time relationships and develop […]

Kulanu Fall Newsletter Is Now Online – Focus on B’nai Anousim

The Fall, 2010 issue of the Kulanu Newsletter is now online -  you can read it here. In this issue, editor Judy Manelis turns our attention to a major issue of our time…that of the B’nai Anousim (also known as Conversos, Marranos, Secret Jews and Crypto-Jews), the descendants of the Jews in Spain and Portugal […]

Meet Beth Yeshourun Congregation in Cameroon

Our fall newsletter features an article about Kulanu’s joyous encounter with the Beth Yeshourun Congregation in Cameroon, West Africa. This community has been practicing Judaism for twelve years, teaching themselves how to be observant Jews via the Internet and from correspondence with helpful rabbis, but they had never met a Jew in person.  When I […]

Shi Lei Kulanu-Kaifeng Speaking Tour Returning Feb. 15 – Mar. 7 – Some Dates Still Available!

Shi Lei of Kaifeng, China, a highly-acclaimed tour guide and lecturer, is returning to the U.S. for another Kulanu-Kaifeng Speaking Tour! The tour will run February 15th to March 7th, 2011. Here is Shi Lei’s current itinerary – please check our online calendar for the latest developments: Feb 15 – 92nd Street Y, NYC Feb 17 […]

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 Create a fundraising page for you or your team at Check out our volunteer opportunities Help spread the word by becoming a fan of Kulanu’s on Facebook. Invite a Kulanu speaker […]

Help Us Sustain the Abayudaya Schools!

Dear Kulanu Friends, I’m writing to tell you about a serious situation in the Abayudaya schools in Uganda. Kulanu has worked with the Abayudaya community since 1995. As the community is expanding and more students are entering their schools, Kulanu is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up the support of the schools. Students need […]

The Lost Jews of Kaifeng

The Lost Jews of Kaifeng By ZIV HELLMAN * 10/17/2010 * “WELCOME TO Kaifeng, and thanks for coming all the way here,” says Tzur. Charming, with a warm smile, Tzur is an experienced licensed tour guide running the Jewish China Tours Company, which, as the name implies, specializes in Jewish heritage trips through China. […]


Join the 92Y Resource Center for Jewish Diversity and the Ethiopian Jewish community in New York for a festive and authentic Ethiopian Shabbat dinner, co-hosted by Chassida Shmella: Ethiopian Jewish Community of North America. Come feast on traditional Ethiopian dishes such as Doro Wat (chicken stew), Injera (pancake bread) and much more, as you learn […]

L’Shana Tovah! (Happy New Year!)

This summer has been an exciting time for Kulanu. Our Birthright group from Suriname has returned home safely (and one group member is making aliya!), Rabbis Bonitaand Gerry Sussman returned from a historic visit to a community in the Cameroons, the Hadassah School in Uganda has a new fence to keep children safe, donated by […]