Thank you, Donors!

Below is a list of all donations received between April 29, 2013 and November 5, 2013, as well as tributes, mitzvah projects and fundraisers from this time period, and the sponsors of the 2013 Kulanu-Abayudaya Women’s Speaking Tour.

TODAH RABAH to all of our supporters for helping Kulanu (Hebrew for “all of us”) assist isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. Please let us know if we have missed your name or contribution (go to and choose “Ask about a Donation”) and we will list you in the next issue. Thank you!




Dr Jack and Dr Diane Zeller


American Jewish University; Irwin and Elaine Berg; Good People Fund; Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein; Leopold and Ruth Friedman Foundation; Ira Ingerman


Anonymous; David and Jane Cohen; Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit; Amy Katz; Marie-Chantal and Judah Klausner; Stuart “Sandy” Leeder; Marelda Charitable Foundation; Howard Metzenberg; Edward Rensin; Matt and Shelley Stein


Hope and Matthew Feldman; Ellen Larsen; Newton Centre Minyan; Ira and Marilyn Polon; Temple Sinai Religious School Summit NJ; Savannah Jewish Federation; Temple Beth-El Ithaca NY


Anonymous; Bruce and Susan Aft; Rabbi Barbara Aiello; Cindy Balick; Rabbi Judy Bardack; Michael and Mary Baron; Susan Beckerman; Rabbi Haim Beliak; Neil and Randi Beranbaum; Irwin and Elaine Berg; Beth Israel Congregation Religious School; Edward and Carol Blecher; Jean Fang and Mark Bograd; Joe and Marcia Bograd; Laura. and Arthur  Brecher; Elaine Brichta; Karen and Bill Brodsky; Sherna Brody; Hedy Cohen; Sherman  Cohn; Stuart and Charna Cohn; Beth El Congregation; Shoshanah Dobry; Frank Donath; James Dugan; Sara Ettlinger; Joy Fallek; Judy Featherman and Lionel Lieberman; Victoria Feder; Dorothy and Herb Fox; Lois and Harvey Gelb; Andrew and Chanda Ginsberg; Carol Ginsberg; Sharo and Rabbi Scott Glass; Joan and David Golding; David Goldstein;  Michael Goodman; Stephen and Judy Gray; Sandi Gurowski; Donna Lee Halper; Jeffrey Heller; Stephen Heller and Evelyn Kalish; Hadassah Hersh; Harriette Hirsch; Nina Horak; Linda Ingerman; Jack and Pauline Freeman Foundation; Anne Katz Jacobson and Robert Jacobson; Julian  Jaffe; Helen and Steve Judlowe; Shelby Kashket; Gerry and Peggy Klein; Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein; Jerry and Sharon Knoppow; Martin and Susa Kozak; Jay Kuris; Amanda and Akiva Leeder; Herbert and Carol Lempel; Rabbi Stephen Leon; Alan and Agnes Leshner; Nan Lieblein; Judith Ann Manelis; Muriel and Allen Marcus; Douglas and Barbra Marden; Rabbi Daniel Nussbaum and Dr Jacki Goldstein; Hasha Musha Perman; Peter Persoff; Ellen Phillips; Juan Prawda; Hyman and Marcia Pryluck; Dena and Jerry Puskin; Ken Rapp; Congregation Adat Reyim; Naomi Robbins; Sharon Rochlin; Martin Bernard and Anne Rosensky; Mel Schnapper; Stefanie Seltzer; Eliot Shapiro; Sharon Cinnamon and Eli Shapiro; Peter Silvergate and Betty Silvergate; Janet Heettner and Peter Silverman; Helen Stein; Rabbis Gerald and Bonita Sussman; Temple Beth-El; Temple Isaiah; Steven Valenstein; Jack and Stephanie Ventura; Alyse and Tony Wanger; Emily Chaya Weinstein; Westover Magnet Elementary School; West End Synagogue; Laura Wetzler; Be Yeamans


Donations in Honor of and in Memory of…

Donations in honor of someone

Donors are in italics.

The Barat Family – Terry Barat; Julie Braun – Dolores and Gordon Wine; Helena Brody – Hedy Cohen;  Zach Cohen – Alane Sauder; Benjamin Zachary Hopstone – David and Ethel Dicker; Jeremy and Margie Klein Ronkin – Ronald and Judith Lane/ Minnie B. Sunfist ; Micah Henry Leeder – Amanda and Akiva Leeder;  Sophia and Amelia Leone – Nan Lieblein; Sam Levy -Hyman and Marcia Pryluck;  Judith Manelis and Shelly Kashket – Deborah Kivel and Mel Kaster;  Shoshannah Nambi and Faith Avner – Eliot Shapiro Ed Rensin –  Westover Magnet Elementary School;  Myra Schiff – Edward and Carol Blecher/ Deborah Vigoda/Esphira Iscove; Rabbi Bonita Sussman – Irwin and Elaine Berg/ Harriet and Ken Klein; Gerald Sussman and Rabbi Bonita Nathan Sussman – Suzanne Bernstein; Debby Vigoda – Myra Schiff; Dr. Philip Schneider – Judith Seed; Barbara Vinick – Beverly Ann Kahn; Martin and Martha Zweig – Morton and Barbara Libarkin


Donations in memory of someone

Donors are in italics.

Cila Aaron – Amanda and Akiva Leeder; Dora Bloch and Danny Bloch – Lois and Harvey Gelb; Barbara Davis – Judith Seed; Morris  (Moshe)Felder – Karen and Michael Rosenbloom; Shirley Gluck – Francine Levy; Bea and Sam Halper – Donna Lee Halper; Avi Karkowsky – Herbert and Carol Lempel;  Louis  Lippman – Yetta Lippman; Jeffrey Perper – Janet Garcia; Shmuel Ben Q’Abba – Heide S Fuchs; Sonia Vabler – Terry Barat; Ben Yassinger and Shirley Vine – Francine Levy


Fall 2013 Kulanu-Abayudaya Women’s Speaking Tour Sponsors

Our thanks to all the organizations who hosted Shoshannah Nambi of Uganda during her first U.S. tour! Speaking Tour proceeds benefit Kulanu’s work with the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda.

Congregation Adat Reyim (Springfield, VA); Congregation Beth El (Harrisonburg, VA)  with Trinity Presbyterian Church and James Madison University Hillel; Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA); Hevreh of Southern Berkshire (Great Barrington, MA); Drew University (Madison, NJ)  with PanAfrican Studies, Medical Humanities, and Medical Anthopology, and Unoja House (African student group); West End Synagogue (New York, NY); Temple Sinai (Burlington, VT)  with Hadassah,Jewish Communities of Vermont, Beth Jacob Synagogue, Ahavath Gerim Synagogue, Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Hillel at UVM; Beth David Reform Congregation (Gladwyne, PA); Congregation Beth Am Israel (Penn Valley, PA); Simmons College Hillel (Boston, MA); Kane Street Synagogue (Brooklyn, NY); Congregation Bnai Torah (Trumbull, CT)  with Congregation Rodeph Shalom of Bridgeport and Congregation Beth El of Fairfield; Congregation Emanuel Of Westchester (Rye, NY) with the Community Synagogue of Rye; Drisha (New York, NY).


Mitzvah Projects & Fundraising Campaigns – Mazel Tov and Todah Rabah to Kulanu Activists

Max Ingerman raised $4,145 to support the Semei Kakungulu High School which educates and feeds about 350 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim students in the Abayudaya community in Uganda. He celebrated his bar mitzvah at Tamid: the Downtown Synagogue in New York City on October 5, 2013. Mazel tov, Max!


All of you supporting “all of us” is what makes Kulanu, Inc a successful grassroots organization, connecting Jewish communities across the globe.


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