The Abayudaya and “All of Us”: Partners in Tikkun Olam

Dec 27, 2012 Kulanu has worked closely with the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda since 1995. For me, Kulanu’s 17-year partnership with the Abayudaya represents what Kulanu (“all of us”) does best: we ‘discover’ a Jewish community where no one would expect to find one, then come together to welcome them into world Jewry, thereby strengthening the […]

Kulanu Looks Back on 2012…

December 12, 2012 Dear Friends, Kulanu means “all of us” in Hebrew. Please join Kulanu in reflecting on what “all of us” accomplished together in 2012. We are delighted to share with you these selected highlights of our work over the past twelve months, as we continue to grow:

Fall Issue of ‘KulanuNews’ Now Available Online!

December 7, 2012 The Fall 2012 issue of KulanuNews, Kulanu’s informative publication about Jewish communities around the world, is now available to read on our web site! This latest edition features moving articles by Kulanu volunteers and community members, as well as wonderful color photos to help tell their stories. Click here to check it out in […]

Introduce Your Networks to the Jews of Zimbabwe

Time is running out to book a Kulanu-Lemba speaking event — Modreck Maeresera will be arriving from Zimbabwe in February! This is Mr. Maeresera’s first visit to the United States, as well as the first major introduction of the historic Lemba Jewish community to American audiences, so you will definitely want to be a part of […]

Corporate Fundraising Volunteers Wanted

December 7, 2012 Kulanu is in the process of forming a committee to develop corporate sponsorship of specific Kulanu projects. The Committee will be chaired by Rabbi Jo David, who has been a long-time advocate of Kulanu’s work, and who founded and ran a not-for profit foundation for ten years. She also has extensive corporate experience. There […]

More Mitzvah Projects!

December 9th, 2012 Todah Rabah to Kulanu Mitzvah Project leaders Lucy Dybner of New Jersey, and Fran Ransom of Ohio! Lucy and Fran became bat mitzvah in October, and shared their special day with children in Uganda through their mitzvah projects. Thanks to these two leaders, $3,500 has been contributed to the education and nutrition […]

Support Passover Seders Worldwide

December 6, 2012 The Passover Seder is the most observed Jewish celebration on the Jewish calendar. It is said to be the reason Jews have survived as a people. Yet, in many parts of the world, Jewish communities do not have access to important facets of the holiday, such as the Haggadah and matzah. This […]

Thank You Donors!

November 30, 2012 THANK YOU, DONORS AND SUPPORTERS! TODAH RABAH (Thank you so much!) for your support of Kulanu and isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. We couldn’t do it without you! Kulanu is Hebrew for “all of us” — this means, among other things, that it takes “all of us” coming together […]

This Hanukah, Help Keep the Jewish Light Ablaze in El Salvador

November 23, 2012 In western El Salvador (click here for a map), four communities totaling 400 individuals have embraced Judaism and come together to study, pray and celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) and Jewish holidays. Some community members are anousim, descendants of Jews who were forced into hiding or conversion because of the Inquisition. Kulanu met the […]

Progress of the Cameroon Cocoa Farm

November 19, 2012 The Beth Yeshourun community of Cameroon is growing — cocoa plants, that is! This summer, Kulanu advanced funds for Serge Etele and his team of farmers in the Beth Yeshourun community to purchase 100 hectares (247 acres) of farm land to grow cocoa, Cameroon’s leading crop. Their goal is to earn sufficient […]