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 […]

Kulanu “Mini-Grants” Fund Latin American Communities

November 19, 2014 Thanks to the generosity of the Good People Fund (, Kulanu set up a new program this summer for supporting Jewish communities in Latin America. The Mini-Grant Program distributes funds for smaller community projects based on applications submitted by the communities. In August, Kulanu received six applications from six different communities and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2014 In America we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, by gathering with loved ones to “count our blessings” and give thanks for all that we have. In the spirit of this holiday, Kulanu would like to express gratitude to the many remarkable people who make Kulanu such a special organization: our friends and partners, […]

Kulanu Remembers Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris

Nov. 10, 2014 Kulanu offers heartfelt condolences on the death of Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, Kulanu’s dear friend and a leader and mentor of the black Jewish community. He passed away on November 3rd, 2014, at the age of 81. May Rabbi Paris’s memory be for a blessing. Rabbi Paris served as spiritual leader and director of […]


November 10, 2014 Programs for Lemba Community Member Congratulations to Kupakwashe Marazani from Zimbabwe on being accepted to two Jewish learning programs! After his summer program at the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in California, Kupa was accepted to the Jewish Experiential and Nature Educators (JENE) Fellowship program at American Jewish University’s Brandeis Bardin campus. According to the AJU web […]