Kulanu’s Year in Review – Our 2023 highlights

Dear Friends,

Even during these difficult times, Kulanu is working to support Jewish communities around the world. Kulanu started almost 30 years ago as a small volunteer organization and has grown to encompass Jewish communities in 33 countries!

In the past year, we have supplied Jewish prayer books, children’s books, and ritual items in Ghana, the Philippines, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and have helped build synagogues and mikvaot (ritual baths) in Brazil, El Salvador, Tanzania, and Uganda. We funded a brit milah workshop in Ghana and challah and matza baking in Tanzania, and Uganda.  Kulanu participated in the World Culture Festival in Washington, D.C., celebrating Jewish diversity, which I was thrilled to attend.

We have supported Shabbat and holiday meals all over the globe, including Cameroon, El Salvador, Honduras, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Our involvement in agriculture projects addressed food insecurity issues in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Our contributions to schools, lunch programs, and scholarships in Guatemala, India, Nigeria, and Uganda have opened doors to Jewish education for children and adults.

As we step into 2024, our mission supporting isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities worldwide becomes even more important. We invite you to contribute to Kulanu today at https://kulanu.org/donate.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Bonita Nathan Sussman

Kulanu President