Thanks to a generous donation from the Stein Family Fund, Kulanu is now able to offer a deep discount (more than half the original fee!) on our upcoming speaking tour! The 2012 Kulanu-Cameroon Speaking Tour will bring Serge Etele of the Beth Yeshourun Jewish community of Cameroon to the US for the first time this February and March. To read the original speaking tour announcement, click here.
We are delighted to finally be meeting Serge in person. A talented individual, Serge has been helping Kulanu since the summer, doing great work on Kulanu’s web site, kulanu.org; in the fall he also took on the position of photo and layout editor of the Kulanu newsletter. Since 1998, he has been educating himself about Judaism and teaching his entire community about Jewish practices and observances from internet resources he found and studied on his own. Kulanu is thrilled to be working with this group that is so eager to learn about and embrace Judaism!
Rabbi Gerald Sussman, who visited Cameroon on Kulanu’s behalf last year to get to know this emerging Jewish community, refers to Serge as “a young man who represents an astonishing new phenomenon in the history of the Jewish people and may one day emerge as a truly outstanding Jewish leader.” We think you will also find Serge Etele to be intelligent, warm, and deeply committed to connecting with the larger Jewish community.
Interested in hosting Serge Etele in your town? Fill out our online inquiry form to let us know what dates may work for you, and we will be in touch with you right away.
The story of the Beth Yeshourun community is an inspiring and encouraging one. Located in the African nation of Cameroon, they were Christians until they discovered and then embraced traditional Judaism. Rabbi Sussman says this group’s emergence is “part of a turning towards Judaism in many parts of the world which will have profound implications for the Jewish future.” Kulanu wants YOU and your community to be part of this historical development by meeting Serge Etele and hearing his story this winter!
That is why we are glad to offer a discounted booking fee: we want to share the story of the Jewish community of Cameroon with as wide an audience as possible. Because of the Stein Family Fund’s contribution – and because we are aware that many organizations have tight budgets right now – we are offering you a rate of $650 per event (compared to the $1,450 we originally required), which includes transportation to and from your area. This is an amazing offer that I hope you will take advantage of NOW.
For more details about the groundbreaking Kulanu-Cameroon 2012 Speaking Tour, which runs February 23 – March 31, 2012, please click here. To get to know the Beth Yeshourun community visit www.kulanu.org/cameroon and check out our Cameroon photo albums at kulanu.phanfare.com (or click here to go directly to the Cameroon section).
Please use the online inquiry form to let Katie Rosenthal and me know you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to inform your community about the Jews of Cameroon. Or, email both of us directly at email@example.com