I have exciting news that that I’d like to share with you. As you probably know, Kulanu supports isolated and emerging Jewish communities all over the world. Our newest community is one that surprises many people – it is in Madagascar! A group of families have been practicing Judaism for five years in the capital, Antananarivo.
Shabbat dinner in Madagascar Photo by Mark Roth
Now they are determined to formally convert and gain recognition as part of the worldwide Jewish community. More than 42 community members have prepared themselves for conversion. As an essential part of our mission, Kulanu has pledged support for this to happen. In May, three rabbis will travel from the United States and Canada as a beit din (rabbinic court) to conduct the conversion process. They will also officiate at several Jewish weddings, participate in a conference, and enjoy a concert with visiting and local musicians.
I’m asking friends to help build this far-flung Jewish community by helping us with our “crowdsourcing” fundraiser on jewcer.com. This will help with the rabbis’ airfare and expenses associated with the conversions.
I’m thrilled that I’ll be travelling to Madagascar myself with a delegation from Kulanu to meet the people and attend an international conference.
Click here four our campaign: tinyurl.com/madagascarcampaign
Thanks in advance for contributing.