2020 Kulanu Impact Stories – Our Online Community

Dear Friends,

As 2020 comes to a close we are reflecting on Kulanu’s accomplishments this year, supporting Jewish communities around the globe.

The coronavirus pandemic changed many of our plans this year, but we were able to pivot to more online programming to connect with more people than ever.

From virtual Jewish learning classes to our Online Speaker Series, Kulanu leveraged technology to continue to support and raise awareness of our partner communities.

With more than 7,000 views, our 14 Online Speaker Series sessions connected people across five continents in real-time to share different Jewish perspectives.

Our Kulanu in Song Chanukah Benefit shared Jewish music and dance from 11 countries on five continents that Kulanu supports.

“As we all joined online together, I could feel the sense of community in real-time across continents. For me, the Chanukah Benefit went even further in helping me appreciate how far we have come,” shared Kulanu’s president, Harriet Bograd.

Kulanu also collaborated with major organizations across the Jewish spectrum to help gain recognition for our partner communities. Our photo of brides from Madagascar is featured as a highlight of the museum’s new permanent exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot: Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.

The photo by Barbara Vinick from 2016 shows four of the twelve brides who had Jewish weddings after they formally converted to Judaism with a team of Orthodox rabbis arranged by Kulanu. They are holding ketubot and challah covers from Ghana given to them as gifts from Kulanu.

Kulanu needs your help to continue its support of our many international partner communities.

Please donate online now or send a check to Kulanu, c/o Harriet Bograd (address below) to secure Kulanu’s future! If you have already given, thank you!

Consider making a multi-year donation or a regular monthly gift that will allow us to efficiently plan for the future.

We look forward to seeing you online in 2021. Thank you for being part of “all of us”!

Warm regards,
and “all of us” at Kulanu

Harriet Bograd, President
165 West End Ave 3R
New York, NY, 10023