Kulanu: Supporting Jews in Places You Never Thought Of
You are invited to meet Harriet Bograd, President of Kulanu, Inc., on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:30 at the Montagu Centre (21 Maple Street London W1T 4BE). She will give a multimedia presentation about “Kulanu: Supporting Jews in Places You Never Thought Of” followed by questions and answers.
KULANU (“All of Us” in Hebrew) supports isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the globe. It sponsors education, economic development, research, publications, speaking tours, and many other forms of engagement and assistance for Jewish communities around the globe. In the past year, Kulanu has worked with Jewish communities in Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, India, China, and Suriname, among others. Kulanu is a nonprofit organization based in New York; its “staff” consists of a world-wide network of volunteers and only one paid part-time coordinator.
A professional volunteer, Harriet Bograd has served as treasurer of Kulanu since 2002 and as president since 2008. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Yale Law School, Ms. Bograd has led community programs in low income neighborhoods and Jewish communities since the 1960’s. She has served as a staff leader and consultant for non-profit community organizations in areas of education, child care, health, and anti-poverty. Her work has involved funding, program development, finance, planning, and parent involvement in schools. Ms. Bograd was a founder of the Heschel School in New York City and is a leader in her synagogue. In the 1990’s. she specialized in projects devoted to nonprofit accountability and “cyber-accountability.”