Why I’m Fascinated by the Anousim

If you have donated recently, thank you so much. If not, there is still time to donate before the end of the year – thank you! Please enjoy this message about the Anousim, from Kulanu staff member Katie Rosenthal. All the best for 2015! December 28, 2014 I have been working for Kulanu for seven […]

Kulanu Looks Back on 2014

December 25, 2014 Some of you may have already received and enjoyed our year-end letter, in which we reflect back on all we’ve done in the past twelve months to support Jewish learning and practice across the globe, from community development to leadership training for individual community members. But if you missed it, click here […]

Kulanu Publishes its 2014 Annual Report

December 25, 2014 Kulanu, Inc accomplished so much this year that we couldn’t fit it all into our usual two-page, year-end letter! So in addition to the highlights from the past 12 months, please click here to read our full annual report and enjoy a more in-depth look at our successes in 2014. We also […]

Crisis in the Abayudaya schools

December 22, 2014 Dear friends, The two Abayudaya schools in Uganda are facing a crisis. This past spring the Ugandan government announced that they will no longer provide funding for private high schools, including the Abayudaya-run high school. And just this past month, a major partner organization did not renew their $40,000/year grant to the […]

Looking back, planning ahead: Kulanu’s Annual Year-end Letter

December 16, 2014 It’s that time again: time for “all of us” to look back at the memories and the accomplishments of the past twelve months. It’s also time to consider your financial support for the year ahead as we continue to welcome and help isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. Please use […]

A Mitzvah in Suriname!

December 3, 2014 Louise Spergel wrote to Kulanu to tell us that her son, Zachary Spergel, wrote an article about his recent trip to Suriname, where he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with “the oldest Jewish community in the Americas”. He brought along kippot to give to the community members, and is also encouraging his own […]

Music From Africa and Asia

December 3, 2014 Irene Orleansky, a famed world musician from Israel, spent two years traveling to Kulanu communities to perform with them and record their songs. Last December, she released ten songs performed by nine Jewish communities in Africa and Asia. Check out Irene’s CD, Music of Israelites and Jews of Africa and Asia, and […]

New Issue of “KulanuNews” Available Online!

November 30, 2014 The Fall 2014 edition of KulanuNews, Kulanu’s organizational magazine, is available on our web site. This informative and inspiring publication features articles by Kulanu volunteers and community members, as well as wonderful photos to accompany their stories. We think you’ll enjoy this issue! Click here to open it as a PDF and […]

“Meet the Lemba” – Volunteer Video from Zimbabwe

Lemba Interviews video by Sara Eisen, November 2014 November 24, 2014 Sara Eisen, a Kulanu volunteer from New Jersey, traveled to Zimbabwe this summer to volunteer with the Lemba Jewish community in Harare for five months.   Sara has been keeping a blog about her experiences in Zimbabwe, where she is teaching Jewish Studies to members of the […]

Shoshanna Nambi’s Second Tour – and First Snow!

November 19, 2014 I’m excited to report that Shoshanna Nambi’s second Kulanu-Abayudaya Women’s speaking tour, which ended yesterday in Hartford, CT, went extremely well! Shoshanna met with students, families, congregations and other groups across the United States and in Toronto, Canada, to talk to them about the role of women in the Abayudaya (Jewish) community of Uganda, focusing […]