September Update

It’s not too late to support our new year fundraising campaign – help us continue our work in 5778 with a donation. Thank you! And thanks to those who have donated already! Kulanu in the New York Times Our 5778 is starting in style at Kulanu – we’ve been featured in an article in the […]

Happy New Year

Thanks for supporting Kulanu in 5777 Will you help us make 5778 another amazing year? Happy Rosh Hashana from “all of us” at Kulanu! As this Jewish year comes to an end and we transition to 5778, we recognize some incredible moments among our communities and supporters: Five Kulanu Global Teaching Fellows have returned home […]

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 ( 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.

Kulanu Meet and Greet in Jerusalem, July 6th, 2017

JOIN US! Kulanu is excited to announce its first ever Jerusalem Meet and Greet on July 6th, 2017! Our meet and greet will feature Rachel Namudosi Keki, a representative of the Abayudaya community in Uganda. Rachel has worked with Kulanu for years, and is visiting Jerusalem for the Schusterman ROI Summit. You will also meet […]

New film about Nigeria’s Igbo Jewish community

A new short film is available on our YouTube channel! Created by Kulanu board member Ari Greenspan, it features musical life in Igbo Jewish communities in Nigeria, accompanied by beautiful images and videos. Don’t forget that there are dozens of films and hours of footage available on our YouTube channel, sorted into playlists by community […]

Kulanu’s New Board Members

We are delighted to introduce two new additions to our Board of Directors! Rabbi Elie Lehmann Recently ordained by Hebrew College, Rabbi Elie Lehmann previously served as rabbinic fellow at Tufts University Hillel and has recently been appointed as rabbi at Boston University Hillel. Elie spent a month in the Kisuku Jewish community in Kenya […]

Spring 2017 Magazine Available Now!

We are excited to announce a wonderful new issue of Kulanu’s magazine! The Spring 2017 issue (volume 14, no 1) is available in full online. Simply follow this link to explore stories on diverse topics including… A new internet cafe that opened in Abuja, Nigeria A seasonal article on Pesach in Italy Information on a […]