Purim in El Salvador

Young students in El Salvador. Photo by Aaron Rehberg, 2011

Class of young Jewish boys in Armenia, El Salvador. Photo by Aaron Rehberg, 2011

Rabbi Aaron Rehberg is heading home after six weeks, including Purim, in El Salvador. While there, Rav Rehberg of Israel continued his Jewish education and other work with the Armenia community, and also reached out to two nearby communities. Thanks to the Good People Fund for their generous $3,000 contribution toward this work!

Kulanu needs to raise about $7,000 more to cover costs for this project; costs include the rabbi’s trip, books, stipends for students, and an oven for challah- and matza-baking and for pizza-making for youth activities (a fun way to teach and to bring the community together!). Click here to read Rabbi Rehberg’s “Purim Project” proposal, which outlines his goals, teaching schedule, and other activities. If you can help in any way, please donate to Kulanu’s El Salvador fund – no gift is too small to make a difference!

You can support the emerging Jewish community in El Salvador through this fundraising page– or, create your own Personal Fundraising Page (PFP) and inspire your friends and family to get involved!

You can learn more about Rabbi Rehberg’s visits to Armenia, the progress of the Jewish education programs he has put in motion there, as well as the proposal for this latest trip, on the Kulanu web site at www.kulanu.org/elsalvador