Kulanu Gathering in Jerusalem

From Steven Klein in Haaretz: With little fanfare, a member of Uganda’s Abayudaya community, which embraced Judaism in the early 20th century, attended the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI program earlier this month. Just before returning to Uganda the participant, Namudosi Rachel, held a meet and greet in Jerusalem through Kulanu, a nonprofit organization (www.kulanu.org) that supports […]

JTF funds water and soil conservation project

Two Jewish Teen Foundations of the San Francisco Federation recently voted to award two grants to assist Lemba environmental efforts, totaling $18,000. The grants will allow this Zimbabwean Jewish community to improve their agricultural self-sufficiency through a water and soil project. This should help even in times of political strife or drought. Thank you to […]

Kulanu Global Teaching Fellows

We are so proud of our team of Global Teaching Fellows who have served this summer in five global Jewish communities. They are: Miriam Liebman in Uganda Loren Berman in Ghana Eliyahu Freedman in Cote d’Ivoire Natan Freller in Brazil Margo Hughes-Robinson in Guatemala Each of these rabbinical students comes from a different personal and […]

114 Conversions and 24 Weddings in Nicaragua!

This story was beautifully reported in Josefin Dolsten’s JTA article, “114 people just converted to Judaism in Nicaragua.” Thanks to Kulanu’s vice president, Bonita Sussman, and her team of rabbis and lay helpers who worked tirelessly to welcome these new members to our Jewish family.