Kulanu: All of Us

Welcome to Kulanu, Inc!

A non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in New York City, Kulanu (Hebrew for "all of us") works around the world to support isolated and emerging Jewish communities who wish to learn more about Judaism and (re-)connect with the wider Jewish community.

Explore our web site to learn more about Kulanu and the communities we work with in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Find out how you can get involved, or make an impact now with a donation and join the global network of Kulanu supporters today!

Please contact us with questions, or to introduce yourself to "all of us" and get on our mailing list! We would love to stay in touch with you about our work with Jews around the world.

Thanks so much!

- "All of Us" at Kulanu

Kulanu Highlights

Latest Issue of KulanuNews Now Available Online

image: Latest Issue of KulanuNews

The Fall 2014 issue of KulanuNews, Kulanu's informative publication about Jewish communities around the world, is now available to read on our web site! The latest edition features moving articles by Kulanu volunteers and community members, as well as wonderful color photos to help tell their stories. Click here to check it out in full-color! Here's a glimpse of what you will find in this issue:

  • Birthday Blessings in Quito, Ecuador, p 1
  • Bnei Anousim in Brazil , p 5
  • Judaism in Cote d’Ivoire and Gabon, p 6
  • Madagascar: Gan Eden Rediscovered, p 12
  • From Cameroon to Israel , p 13
  • Zimbabwe with Love, p 17
  • Volunteer Opportunities, p 21
  • Igbo/Jewish Connection: Reviews , p 23
  • President’s Message, p 24
  • Thank You Donors, p 25
  • Jewish World Music CD, p 26

Click here! to read full articles.

We think you'll enjoy this new issue! (Missed the last one? Read it now at www.kulanu.org/magazines).

KulanuNews is published two times a year, and unless otherwise requested, Kulanu mails hard copies of each issue to our supporters for a year.

This is one of the ways we keep you in the loop about how your contributions are put to work, and also to inform readers about isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world -- remarkable groups you might not learn about anywhere else.

If you would like to receive your own copy of future issues, please make a donation now at www.kulanu.org/donate. We look forward to hearing what you think of KulanuNews!

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The 2014 Kulanu-Abayudaya Women's Speaking Tour Calendar is Underway!

image: Shoshanna Nambi at Temple Sinai, Rochester NY. Photo by Hedy Cohen, 2014.

Shoshanna Nambi speaking at Temple Sinai in Rochester, NY on October 29.
Photo by Enid Bloch, 2014.

The 2014 Kulanu-Abayudaya Women's Speaking Tour, featuring Shoshanna Nambi of Uganda, has begun! The tour runs from October 22 to November 24, with 18 public events scheduled in 11 cities in the United States and Canada: Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON; Rochester, NY; Beverly, MA; San Jose, CA; Los Gatos, CA; Corvallis, OR; Eugene, OR; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and Hartford, CT.

Find out if Shoshanna Nambi is coming to your community - or a friend's - this fall:
Click here to view this year's list of events!

Presentation details, including event location, time, and registration information, can be found on our speaking tour calendar or by contacting the organization hosting the event. Please be sure to visit our calendar page again shortly before your event, since there could be last-minute changes.

Audiences will be intrigued by the fascinating history of the Abayudaya community's embrace of Judaism, and inspired by the progress of the community's health, nutrition, education and economic development projects supported by Kulanu. As an activist, researcher, and public health administrator, Shoshanna will also share her unique insight into the roles and lives of women in her Ugandan Jewish community, as well as current women's and community health programs operating in the area.

Learn more about Shoshanna Nambi and this year's Kulanu-Abayudaya speaking tour here: www.kulanu.org/abayudaya/speakingtour2014

We hope you can attend one of these presentations and get to know Ms. Nambi and the Abayudaya community of Uganda, or that you will pass this on to relatives and friends in communities where she will speak. Thank you!

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Photos from Kulanu's Jewish Communities Around the World

Lighting candles in Kenya.
Photo courtesy Yehudah Kimani, 2014.

At Kulanu, we LOVE pictures! Photographs are a great way to feel connected with people who are too far away to visit often, and to show the amazing diversity of global Judaism.

We regularly receive stunning photos from our volunteers and community members around the world, and we are delighted to share them with all of you. These images tell the stories of individual Jewish communities, but also reflect all of our Jewish lives.

Below is just a small selection of our photo archives -- check out the full public collection at www.kulanu.phanfare.com!

Here is a sampling of Kulanu's online photo albums: 

We also have lots of great videos on the Kulanu Inc channel on YouTube - visit www.youtube.com/kulanuvideo to watch Jewish communities around the world sing, make matzah, and talk about their lives.

If YOU have any pictures or videos you'd like to share with Kulanu, please click here to find out how. Thank you!

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Kulanu Publishes Tribute Journal Honoring Boni and Gerry Sussman

Please enjoy viewing the online Sussman Tribute Journal, which is filled with beautiful photos and messages that demonstrate the impact that Rabbanit Bonita and Rabbi Gerald Sussman have had on the worldwide Jewish community.

Click here to view the Tribute Journal as a slideshow!

Thank You to the friends and family of Boni and Gerry Sussman who contributed to this fundraising Tribute Journal, which will further support the work which the Sussmans and "all of us" at Kulanu do in support of Jewish communities across the globe. Todah Rabah!

Please visit the tribute page to learn more about the Sussmans' exceptional commitment to world Jewry.

Inspired? You can still show your appreciation of Rabbanit Boni and Rabbi Gerry by contributing to a forthcoming addendum to the Sussman Tribute Journal: use this form with your donation (see kulanu.org/donate). Thank you!

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