Join Us in Honoring Laura Wetzler

Kulanu is honoring our dear colleague Laura Wetzler! As Kulanu’s Coordinator for Uganda, and as a singer-songwriter and world music performer touring in 150 concerts a year, Laura has friends and admirers around the globe. So instead of the usual dinner and soft-cover advertising booklet, we decided on another way to show our regard for […]

Vote for The Jewish African Youth and Young Adult Partnership

The Next big Jewish Idea (from their website) “The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is looking for the next big idea to help mobilize the Jewish community. To find it, we launched the search for the Next Big Jewish Idea, a unique opportunity for individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations to submit their innovative ideas for […]

Purim 2011 in Cameroon, Kaifeng, and New York

Have you checked out Kulanu’s Phanfare page lately? We just put some great pictures from Purim in Cameroon, Kaifeng, and New York. Take a look at the album here.

Article about Shi Lei’s tour

Shi Lei flew home to China on Monday.  He spoke to full houses all over the country, and received rave reviews. He also had the special experience of visiting collections of Kaifeng treasures at the Jewish Theological Seminary library, the library at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles. Here […]

Kulanu’s Winter Newsletter Is Now Online

The Winter 2011 issue of the Kulanu Newsletter is now online with full-color photos. You can read it at The articles explore present and former Jewish communities in Suriname, India, Ethiopia, Zambia, Egypt, Tunisia, Portugal, and Uganda! Life-Changing Birthright Trip for Surinamese Jewish Youth, by Sheila Gogol, p. 1 The Bene Ephraim of Andhra Pradesh, […]

SK High Students Receive AFRIpads

Many African girls stay out of school because they don’t have sanitary pads. Kulanu congratulates Kulanu volunteer Lorne Mallin of Vancouver, BC, who raised funds from the University Women’s Club in Vancouver to buy re-usable Afripads for the girls who live in the hostel (dorm) at Semei Kakungulu High School. SK High,the Abayudaya high school, serves […]

Video of Abayudaya School Children at Kabbalat Shabbat

When I visited Uganda in January, I was thrilled to see the beautiful new Sarah Horowitz Memorial Library at the Abayudaya Elementary School. The building was built by Abayudaya engineer Israel Siriri with funds from American Jewish World Service through a gift from the family of Sarah Horowitz. Sarah had served at this school in […]

Are you in Rotary Club? Do you Know Somebody Who Is?

While I was in Uganda, Aaron Kintu Moses and I spoke at the local Mbale Rotary Club meeting. They encouraged us to explore partnerships with Rotary Clubs around the world to support the Abayudaya Schools. If you are in a Rotary Club or have friends who are Rotarians and you might want to work with […]

Our Mixup

A mixup yesterday reminded me how much we are cheered on by the gracious and loyal support of our donors. After the printer had put the printed newsletters in the mail, we were appalled to realize that we had reversed our list of donors with our list of deceased or other honorees! I called donors […]

Get Involved with Kulanu

Check out our Getting Involved Page for lots of ideas on how you can support Kulanu. We appreciate your support of Kulanu’s work with Jewish communities around the world! Harriet Harriet Bograd, President