Find a Kulanu Across the Globe Event Near You

More than 50 Jewish communities will host events in honor of Kulanu’s 25th anniversary the weekend of Nover 15-17, 2019.  All of these groups have exciting plans for how they are going to celebrate Kulanu Across the Globe!  You are welcome to come wearing clothes or other accessories from Africa, Asia, or Latin America. 

Below are some highlights of what their plans are, and when they are taking place. 


  • The Sunday Simcha (Radio Show from WMNF radio) is going to be describing Kulanu’s work and will be sharing the music of the Abayudaya and Lemba Jews as well as other partner communities of Kulanu on Sunday, November 17th, from 1-2 PM Eastern Time on WMNF 88.5 FM Radio Tampa. Also streamed live at that hour on The program also will remain in the archive for one week at WMNF’s Sunday Simcha page and can be streamed or downloaded.

United States

  • Actors’ Temple in New York City will hold a KULANU SHABBAT on Friday, November 15 at 7 PM.  Joining Jewish communities on five continents to celebrate the work of Kulanu, supporting isolated, emerging, & returning Jewish communities around the globe. Oneg Shabbat follows the Service. Elyas Isaacs sings The River is Wide and we hear music from Jewish communities having very different traditions. Come and learn about the amazing variety of Judaism.
  • Congregation Beth Shalom in Wilmington, Delaware is going to participate in Kulanu Across the Globe in their Shabbat morning services. The community is proud to be bringing their county executive, Matt Meyer, who first introduced Kulanu to the Abayudaya in 1994, to speak about 26 year relations with the Abayudaya and his recent visit to Uganda. They use this program as a way to teach about Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world. Interested people should contact Diane Wolf at the synagogue office at 302-654-4462.
  • Congregation B’nai Israel in Danbury, CT will host an event on Tuesday evening, November 19th, beginning at 7:00.  Two members of the community who recently traveled to Kenya will present a talk and slide show about their trip, focusing on their visit to the Kasuku community.  There is no charge for the program.   (Please note that interested members of the public are welcome to attend, but must leave their name and a contact number with the synagogue office ahead of time at 203-792-6161.)
  • Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL will be telling stories to the children at their Friday night child-led service about Jewish communities around the world, the work of Kulanu, and the nature of Kulanu Across the Globe. They are having special Shabbat Services on Friday, November 15 – 7:30 pm at Winnetka Community House.
  • Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA will be talking during Nosh and Drash on Shabbat, Saturday, November 16, from 10-11 am. Barbara Vinick will be talking about “Under One Canopy: Remote Jewish Communities Around the Globe.” The synagogue is located at 55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott, MA.
  • Congregation Rodef Shalom in Denver, CO will be giving a D’var Torah on Shabbat morning, Saturday, November 30th at 9:30 am.
  • Temple Emanu-El in Staten Island, NY will be having a sermon open to the public on Friday evening, November 15th at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El, 984 Post Avenue, Staten Island, 10302. Contact Bonita Sussman via our contact form, No charge, no RSVP needed.
  • West End Synagogue in New York City will be having Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, November 15th at 6:30 pm, and Shabbat morning services at 10 am on Saturday, November 16th, with special D’var Torah by Harriet Bograd, the president of Kulanu. Lunch with international foods followed by videos with discussions starting at 1:30 pm. The synagogue is at 190 Amsterdam Avenue, corner of 69th Street in Manhattan.
  • Kol Nefesh Masorti in Edgware, England is hosting a Havdallah event after Shabbat ends on November 16th that will include Kulanu Across the Globe videos. (*This event is open to friends of members so please contact the synagogue for more information. )
  • Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud and the Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria (IjCCC), ITALY will be having an event on Sunday, November 17th at 15:00. It will take place at Tamid del Sud, Vico I Indipendenza 18, Serrastretta, Italy. Free and open to the public, by reservation only RSVP to Rabbi Barbara Aiello via our contact form.
Africa (These events are private due to security concerns. Please contact Kulanu for details.)
  • The Namutumba Jewish community in Uganda are hoping that through the resources Kulanu has provided, it will uplift Judaism in Uganda. They also are most looking forward to linking their community to other Jewish communities across the globe, through creating friends and relationships.
  • The Tik’vat Yisrael Jewish Community in Abuja, Nigeria is focusing on many aspects of Judaism through Kulanu Across the Globe. From teaching women about baking Challah, to teaching children about the sound of the Shofar, and even discussing interfaith and religious dialogue, Abuja is taking full advantage of the Kulanu resources.
  • The Delta Jewish Association in Ughelli, Nigeria will be using Kulanu Across the Globe to spread awareness of the achievements of Kulanu over the years.
  • The Tiferet Israel Community in Ghana will be focusing on the history of their own Jewish community and re-watch their documentary “Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana” for newcomers, and how Kulanu has helped them over the years. They will be giving a D’var Torah from Kulanu resources on Shabbat morning, as well.
  • Beit Knesset Derech Hayashan in Port Harcourt, Nigeria will be hosting Kulanu Across the Globe for their members only with music and photos.
  • Beit Shalom Haknesset in Nigeria will also be celebrating with their congregants of their Knesset.
  • Beth Yeshourun in Cameroon will celebrate “Kulanu Across the Globe” in their Shabbat morning services. In Sa’a, Serge Etele will speak about the 9 years Kulanu-Beth Yeshourun relationship. He will be talking about the work of Kulanu with Jewish communities across Africa and around the world and particularly how Kulanu contributed in making Beth Yeshourun well known and less isolated.