Thank You Donors!


TODAH RABAH (Thank you so much!) for your support of Kulanu and isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. We couldn’t do it without you!

Kulanu is Hebrew for “all of us” — this means, among other things, that it takes “all of us” coming together to support Judaism in far corners of the earth. Every day in the Kulanu office we are aware of how many of you contribute your time, energy, and other resources to assist Jews around the world in their desire to learn more about Judaism and connect with the global Jewish community, and we are so glad you choose to get involved with this work. This is our way of saying, Todah rabah!

Below please find a list reflecting all donations of $100 or more to Kulanu, received between March 1st and November 20, 2012. If we missed anyone, please let us know by sending a message to “Ask about a Donation” at Thanks!

In addition to regular donations please find lists of donations made in honor of and in memory of someone, Kulanu Mitzvah Project and campaign leaders, and the sponsors of the 2012 Kulanu-Abayudaya Speaking Tour. (Again, if we missed someone please let us know at – thank you.

Many thanks to everyone who got involved with Kulanu over the past few months — you’ve really helped “all of us” do so much, in so many places and so many ways!

Bequest from the Estate of Roslyn Stone ($31,765.24)
The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation ($25,000)

American Jewish University, sponsoring Brandeis Collegiate Institute 2012 summer program participants; Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein; Hope and Matthew Feldman; the Good People Fund; Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation – B’nai Tzedek Youth Foundation; Howard Metzenberg Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Leopold and Ruth Friedman Foundation; Paul O’Donohue; Ira and Marilyn Polon; Jack and Diane Zeller

Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, GA); Anonymous; the Cherna Moskowitz Foundation; Congregation Hakafa (Glencoe, IL); Stephen Jacobson; Alan and Agnes Leshner; Millstein Charitable Foundation; Tara Parks; Larry Paul and Joye Newman; Temple Beth El Salinas Religious School – includes anonymous gifts (Salinas, CA); Leslie Sacks; Rabbis Gerald and Bonita Sussman; Karen and Andrew Thorburn; Woodlands Community Temple Social Action Committee (White Plains, NY)

Susan Beckerman; Irwin and Elaine Berg; Joe and Beth Fox; Rabbi Lawrence and Deborah Freedman; Andrew and Chanda Ginsberg; Kenneth Levien; Beth and Michael Moskowitz; National Center to Encourage Judaism; Newton Centre Minyan (Newton Centre, MA); Ruth and Harris Pitlick Fund

2011 Uganda Mitzvah Trip participants; Bruce Aaron; the Abt Family; Anonymous (4); Sandy Bailey; the Barat Family; Michael and Mary Baron; Jennifer and Isabel Baum; the Beider Family; Eric and Doris Billes; Miriam and Isaac Blech; Edith Bruder; Alice Chary; Hedy Cohen; Kenneth and Lois Cohen; Mark and Tova Cohen; Richard de la Parra; Ariel and Mariela Dybner; Drs. Ana and Ruben Dybner; the Dybner-Madero Family; the Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation; Judy Featherman and Lionel Lieberman; Pamela Fox; Jay and Phylis Frankel; Barbara Terry Gaims-Spiegel and Robert M Spiegel; Lois and Harvey Gelb; Donald Gilner; Carol Ginsberg; Rabbi Scott Glass’s Discretionary Fund, Temple Beth-El (Ithaca, NY); Anna Lamm Globe; Debbie and Mark Glotter; Rachel Glotter; Larry and Margo Gold; Dolores Goldfinger; Iris and Stuart Goldstein; Michael and Carol Golob; I. Michael Goodman; Curtis and Joan Green; Allen Greenberger; Heleen Grossman; Stephen Halpern; Sally and Yost Henning; Dr. Eugene and Esther Herman; Peter Herscovitch; Marietta and Jay Hesdorffer; Harriette Hirsch; Ruthie Holloway; the Howard Rosof Fund, a Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund; the Jack and Pauline Freeman Foundation; Sheldon and Rachel Kapen; Sally Kaplan; Shelby Kashket; Noam Katz and Jaime Walman; Richard Katz; Ruth and Jacob Kaufman; Meyer Keslacy; Henry Kister and Susana Chang-Kister; Jerry and Sharon Knoppow; Susan Knoppow and David Saperstein; Theodore and Rosalyn Kram; Jay Kuris; Sanford and Elaine Lacks; Alex, Greg, and C.C. Lembrich; Dan and Dorothy Levitsky; Kenneth Lindauer; the Madav IX Foundation; Caryn and Jeff Margolis; the Martin J. and Susan B. Kozak Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of the Chicago Community Foundation; Jacob Melamed; Martin and Amy Melman; Susan and Leonard Merewitz; Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Temple Emanu-El (Birmingham, AL); Esther and Lewis Muhlfelder; Mindy Murray; Dr. Zev Nathan; Muzeyi Osusi; Alan Peaceman; Hasha Musha Perman AKA Marsha Perman; Sara Page Podolsky; Aron and Karen Primack; Marshall Phillip and Sabina Primack; Michael and Alice Raanan; Barbara and Ed Rachlin; Betsey W. Roberts; Joel and Jennifer Rosenfeld; Martin Bernard and Anne Rosensky; the Saltarelli Family; Daniella Saltz; Rabbi Neil and Susan Sandler; Dr.s Seymour and Wendy Scheinberg; Amy Schuman; Maxine Seller; Shirat Hayam of the North Shore (Swampscott, MA); Mark Shroder and Susan Keller; Philip and Debra Siegel; Richard and Marjorie Siegel; Peter and Betty Silverglate; Louise Smith; Herman and Cecilia Storick; Michele and David Tamaren; Eric Tamez; Temple Aliyah (Needham, MA); Temple Hesed Shabbat School (Scranton, PA); Temple Isaiah Sisterhood (Lexington, MA); Tenenbaum; Trinity College Hillel; Rosette Tucker; Jack and Stephanie Ventura; Brian Waterman; Alan Wexler; Howard Wial; David Wise; Kenneth and Adriana Wiseman; Be Yeamans; Michael Zigler


Campaigns & Mitzvah Projects

Brittany Davis (Dunn, NC): raised funds for the Abayudaya Schools as part of her Mitzvah Project; Brittany became bat mitzvah on May 5, 2012.

Rabbi Marcy Delbick (Salinas, CA): began raising money for the Dora Bloch Fund (which supports the residents of the Girls’ Dorm at Semei Kakungulu High School in Uganda, run by the Abayudaya community) in February as part of the Temple Beth El Salinas Religious School’s fundraiser project. As of this post’s date, Rabbi Delbick’s campaign is more than half-way to the $2,700 fundraising goal, and donations continue to come!

Lucy Markelis Dybner (Maplewood, NJ): raised $2,218 (148% of her fundraising goal!) for the Kulanu-Abayudaya School Nutrition Program through her Personal Fundraising Page (, as her Mitzvah Project. Lucy became bat mitzvah on October 27, 2012.

Fran Ransom (Canton, OH): has so far raised $1,365 for the Kulanu-Abayudaya Education Fund through her online Fundraising Page in honor of her adult bat mitzvah. Fran “Amirah D’vorah” became bat mitzvah on October 27, 2012.


Donations in Honor of and in Memory of…
These were received between March 1, 2012 and November 20, 2012. Please let us know if we have missed anyone (select “Ask about a Donation” at and we will list them in the next newsletter.

*Note: This summer, Kulanu chose to honor Aaron Kintu Moses and Naume Sabano of Uganda for their leadership of and commitment to the Abayudaya Jewish community with a Tribute Journal that we “published” on our web site. Click here to view the online “Tribute to Aaron & Naume” on the Kulanu web site and enjoy the lovely photos and messages submitted by Kulanu supporters and friends of Aaron, Naume, and the Jewish community of Uganda. Funds raised from the tribute journal were directed toward the education and nutrition programs at the two Abayudaya schools in Uganda – programs dear to Aaron and Naume’s hearts.

Donations in honor of someone
Donors are in italics.

Joyce Alpiner – Isaac M Wise Temple
An Anonymous Couple – two Anonymous gifts, through the “I Do Foundation” and
Nellie Beckerman – George and Toby Wakstein
Harriet Bograd, Serge Etele, and Mickey and Mordy Feinberg – Susan and Leonard Merewitz
Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein – Nancie S Martin
Ethan Ginsberg-Margo – Carol Ginsberg
Dolores Goldfinger – Isaac M Wise Temple
Sara Beth Goldstein – “Grandpa Baruch” Goldstein
Rabbi Margie Klein – Mindy Murray
Orli Cotel and Benjamin Finkel – Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein, Ruth and Jacob Kaufman
Sandy Leeder – Tom and Deborah Weinreb Jacobsen (also in honor of their own 30th wedding anniversary)
Judy Manelis – Shelby Kashket
Katelyn Mays – Men Jelly
Cindy Paisner – Caryl Diengott
Aron and Karen Primack – Sabina Primack and Marshall Phillip
Roberta and Lloyd Roos – Barbara Terry Gaims-Spiegel and Robert M Spiegel
Monte Schloss – Andrew Beider
Bonita and Gerald Sussman – Eleanor Dovdavany
Michele Tamaren – Barbara Vinick
Barbara Vinick – Myra Schiff
Laura Wetzler – Kenneth Lindauer
Diane and Jack Zeller – Ted and Roz Kram
Jack Zeller – Roz and Ed Kolodny
Lenore and Marvin Zinn – Corinne Belford

Donations in memory of someone
Donors are in italics.

Dora Bloch and Danny Bloch – Lois and Harvey Gelb
Moshe Cotel – Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein, Martin and Amy Melman
Adeline Donner – Barbara H. Vinick
Yetta and Melvin L. Gelfer – Susan and Steve Goldberg
Jerome M.Ginsberg – Carol Ginsberg
Ullah Green – Miriam Rosenthal
Hy and Nettie Kaplan – George and Toby Wakstein
Roslyn Malkin – Sara Page Podolsky
Eva Ginsburg Resnikoff – Barbara .Vinick
Allen Rosenfeld – Ruth Lee Rosenfeld
Josh Schonhaut – Jerry Rumain and Nick Russo
Florence Shroder – Mark Shroder and Susan Keller
Zurita Simunek – Judith Seed
Shaina Rut Bat Yitzchak ha Kohen – Heide Fuchs


Fall 2012 Kulanu-Abayudaya Speaking Tour Sponsors
Our thanks to all the organizations who hosted Aaron Kintu Moses during this year’s tour! Speaking Tour proceeds benefit the two Abayudaya schools in Uganda.

Temple Beth Abraham (Oakland, CA)
Beth Shalom of Whittier (Whittier, CA)
Whittier Area Interfaith Council (WAIC – Whittier, CA)
the Amy Selzer Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation (Hartford, CT)
Trinity College Hillel (Hartford, CT)
Trinity College’s Jewish Studies Program, Educational Studies Program, Spiritual and Religious Life, Multicultural Affairs, Center for Urban and Global Studies, and the Department of History at Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
Temple B’Nai Abraham (Beverly, MA)
Temple Ahavat Achim (Gloucester, MA)
Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)
Temple Beth Shalom (Peabody, MA)
Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, MA)
Congregation Tifereth Israel (Revere, MA)
Temple Israel (West Bloomfield, MI)
Temple Beth-El, the Reform Congregation of Jersey City (Jersey City, NJ)
Board of Jewish Education of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (Margate, NJ)
Harry L. Katz Memorial Foundation (Ventnor, NJ)
Linda S. Kulp Special Activities Fund (Ventnor, NJ)
Congregation Beth Judah (Ventnor, NJ)
Berkeley College (New York, NY)
The Institute for Diasporan and African Culture (TIDAC – New York, NY)
Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue (New York, NY)
St Paul’s Chapel (New York, NY)
Congregation Agudas Israel (Newburgh, NY)
the Newburgh JCC (Newburgh, NY)
Temple Beth Jacob (Newburgh, NY)
Temple Israel Of Canton (Canton, OH)
Ahavath Achim (Portland, OR)
Ainsworth United Church of Christ (Portland, OR)
Augustana Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
Beit Haverim (Portland, OR)
Congregation Kol Ami (Portland, OR)
Congregation Neveh Shalom (Portland, OR)
Ecumenical Ministries of OR (Portland, OR)
Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning (Portland, OR)
Havurah Shalom (Portland, OR)
Havurah Shir Hadash (Portland, OR) Interfaith Council of Greater Portland (Portland, OR)
OR Area Jewish Committee (Portland, OR)
PDX African American Film Festival (Portland, OR)
P’nai Or of Portland (Portland, OR)
St. Luke Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
Temple Beth Israel of Eugene (Eugene, OR)
the Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization (Portland, OR)
Tikkun Olam Committee of P’nai Or of Portland (Portland, OR)
Muslim Educational Trust (Portland, OR)
St. Mark Presbyterian Church (Portland, OR)
Congregation Shaarai Shomayim (Lancaster, PA)
Trinity Presbyterian Church (Harrisonburg, VA)
Beth El Congregation (Harrisonburg, VA)
Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley (Harrisonburg, VA)


Thank you to ALL of our supporters.

The work of “all of us” could not be accomplished without all of YOU!