Get Involved with Kulanu

Getting Involved

There are many ways to become involved with Kulanu. See below for what YOU can do:

 

Kulanu, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, relies on support from individuals, congregations, and other groups. Donations to Kulanu are tax deductible for US taxpayers. Click here to donate online, or mail checks payable to Kulanu:

Harriet Bograd, President
Kulanu, Inc
165 West End Ave, Apt 3R
New York, NY 10023 USA
Please include your email address and phone number when sending your check.

Any questions? Please write or call Kulanu's President, Harriet Bograd, at harriet @ kulanu.org, 212-877-8082.

Contributions may be unrestricted gifts that support all of Kulanu's work or earmarked for any of the following funds:

  • Abayudaya Fund
  • Abayudaya Education Fund (Lorna Margolis Fund)
  • Anousim Fund
  • Bene Ephraim of India Fund
  • Ethiopian Jewry Fund
  • Ghana Fund
  • Lemba Fund
  • Nigeria Fund

For our tax-exempt and 990 forms, click here.

Volunteer

Kulanu relies on volunteers for its endeavors. Our volunteers are a source of ideas and energy; they teach in our communities; welcome visitors and speakers to their communities; develop educational and economic projects; make presentations to local, regional and national groups; raise funds and rouse their communities; share resources; and seek grants from family and national foundations. And so much more!

If you would like to volunteer for Kulanu, check out the descriptions of our volunteer opportunities here, then download and complete our application form, available here. Email your completed application with your resume to volunteers @ kulanu.org.

If you would like to volunteer in an overseas community, please download our Overseas Volunteer Application Form here.

Share Your Mitzvah Project

Another important way volunteers participate is by sharing their mitzvah projects with Kulanu. Click here to find out how you can support us through your bar or bat mitzvah and other lifecycle occasions.

Stay in Touch

Do you want to talk with others in the Kulanu community and hear news from the diverse Jewish world? Join our discussion group, kulanu-list@yahoogroups.com, by sending an email to this address. We also send occasional email updates about the latest Kulanu news - click here to subscribe to Kulanu Updates.

The Kulanu Blog can get you in on the conversations about our volunteers' and communities' many accomplishments and reports, and let you know about upcoming events hosted by Kulanu and many other organizations. Check out www.kulanu.org/blog to stay up-to-date with the fascinating work Kulanu does as it happens, to comment on these blog posts to let us, and the rest of the Kulanu community, know what you think, and to share these stories with friends! Another way to be in the loop is to “like” the Kulanu, Inc page on Facebook, which has quickly become an active place for Kulanu supporters to share our activities, photos, links and experiences with each other. Just go to www.facebook.com/kulanu, and click on “Like” next to “Kulanu, Inc” near the top of the page.

Invite a Kulanu Speaker to Your Community

Does your congregation, organization, or class want to learn about Jewish communities around the world, and the work Kulanu is doing to support and connect them? Help educate your community about "all of us" by hosting a Kulanu speaker in your town! See descriptions of the three presentation topics below, then email us about your interest at speakers[@]kulanu[.]org. Thank you!

Bene Ephraim of India

Rabbi Bonita Sussman's presentation will highlight her visit with her husband, Rabbi Gerald Sussman, to the Bene Ephraim community of Kotha Reddy Palem, India in the summer of 2007, as Kulanu volunteers. Located in south eastern India, this emerging Jewish community was isolated from the established Jewish communities of India and from world Jewry. The one-hour presentation, accompanied by a slideshow of on-site photographs and videos, documents the Jewish life of this community, sustainable economic development projects, and the Jewish teaching by Rabbis Gerald and Bonita Sussman. Be inspired by the video of the women of the community making matzah for the first time on their stovetop griddles!

Preview Rabbi Sussman's slideshow (please note this is still being edited) by clicking here.
You can read a story about the Sussmans' trip by clicking here.
Fees: There is a $500 honorarium for this talk, plus travel expenses and local accommodations (home hospitality is fine).

About Kulanu

This presentation will highlight Kulanu's work with Jewish communities around the world. Located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Southwestern United States, these communities have been, for the most part, isolated from world Jewry. The one-hour presentation, accompanied by a slideshow of on-site photographs, documents Kulanu's inspiring efforts to help communities and individuals connect or re-connect with their Jewish roots.

Take a peek at our slideshow here.
Judith Manelis and Barbara Vinick are our two Northeast presenters; their bios are available on our website.
Fees: There is a $500 honorarium for this talk, plus travel expenses and local accommodations (home hospitality is fine).

Trips

Travel with your friends and family on a mitzvah trip to meet Jewish communities in exciting destinations such as India or Uganda. Visit the Trips page at www.kulanu.org/trip to find out about past and future tours.

Tax Exemption Information and Form 990s

Kulanu, Inc is a a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Click here to read Kulanu's IRS tax exemption letter.

Form 990 is the annual report that US nonprofit organizations must submit to the Internal Revenue Service. View Kulanu's Form 990's (in pdf format):

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