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

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

image: Shoshanna Nambi. Photo by Hedy Cohen, 2013.

On this year's tour Shoshanna Nambi will visit IL, NY, MA, CA, OR, WA, and CT -- and possibly more states!
(Photo by Hedy Cohen)

The 2014 Kulanu-Abayudaya Women's Speaking Tour, featuring young activist Shoshanna Nambi of Uganda, will run October 23 - November 24 in the United States and Canada. Last year Ms. Nambi became the first Jewish woman to represent the Abayudaya (Jewish) community on this annual Kulanu-organized tour, and Kulanu is delighted to host her once again. We have events scheduled in about a dozen communities so far, from Toronto to Chicago to California.

Find out if Shoshanna Nambi is coming to your community - or a friend's - this fall:
Click here to view our work-in-progress tour calendar!

Audiences will be inspired by the fascinating history of the Abayudaya's embrace of Judaism. Additionally, Shoshanna will share her unique perspective on the role of women in this Ugandan community today, and update audiences on the community's health, nutrition, education and economic development projects supported by Kulanu.

We do still have a few dates available, but you'll have to act fast! Click here to find out how to request a visit by Shoshanna Nambi to your town.

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

I hope you have the chance to hear Shoshanna speak this fall!

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Latest Issue of KulanuNews Now Available Online

image: Latest Issue of KulanuNews

The Spring 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:

  • Resurrecting the Jewish Community of Nicaragua, p 1
  • Abuja Igbos Join Kulanu Network, p 4
  • Communities Celebrate Jewish Holidays, p 7
  • Our Month with the Lemba in Zimbabwe, p 8
  • From the Inside: American Pioneers in Harare, p 12
  • Preserving/Enjoying Ethiopian Music, p 14
  • Sussman Tribute, p 18
  • Thank You Donors, p 20
  • Fall Speaking Tour, p 21
  • President’s Message, p 22
  • Annual Anusim Conference, p 24

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 to three 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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