Yaakov Baruch was born in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and grew up in Manado. He learned of his maternal Jewish mother’s background while a youth, and began to research his Dutch Jewish roots while in college. Yaakov visited Jewish communities in Singapore and Israel, Europe and America and then chose more in-depth study of Judaism. In 2000, Yaakov established a synagogue community in Manado and inaugurated the synagogue in 2004, … Continue reading UPCOMING WEBINAR: The Past and Current Story of the Jews of Indonesia – March 2, 2023→
Join us to learn about the centuries of Jewish history in the Caribbean Island of Barbados. Neal Rechtman, an active member of the 50-person Barbados Jewish community, will lead us through the rich social and cultural history and practices of this Sephardic Jewish community.
Join us online for Harriet Bograd’s Memorial. Harriet tirelessly led Kulanu for 20 years and was a loving presence in Jewish communities around the globe for decades. Tuesday, November 1511 am in New York | 8 am in California | 6 pm Israel Register for the Zoom link.
On November 3, 2022, join us for the story of the remarkable attempt by an extraordinary individual who attempted to save 125,000 European Jews during the Holocaust by settling them in two of the most remote and uninhabitable parts of Australia.
On July 6, 2022, Witness Jewish Suriname with My Jewish Learning presented the following webinar, which you can now watch today. Our guide, Jacob Steinberg, has lived all over the world, where he has encountered and connected with small and isolated Jewish communities, including the one in Suriname.
This event has past. Click here to view the video on our YouTube channel. “Not to understand Jewish culture is not to understand the world ~Xu Xin, China’s leading Judaic scholar, quoted in the Jerusalem Post. Xu Xin is recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bar Ilan University in Israel, and the first Professor of Jewish … Continue reading The Global Jewish Village – A Scholar’s View from China Today→
Join Dr. Navras Aafreedi, an Assistant Professor from the Department of History at Presidency University, for a lesson on the Pashtun of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Sunday, April 18th, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT
Watch the film ‘Doing Jewish, A Story from Ghana’ and then join us for a unique visit and conversation via Zoom with director Gabrielle Zilka, Ghanian Jewish cantor Samuel Tetteh, and Rabbi Eli Courante.
This event has past. Click here to view the video on our YouTube channel. Professor Xu is a professor at Nanjing University, as well as the Founder and Director of the Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. He is a much recognized scholar, author, and … Continue reading Professor Xu Xin, expert on China Jewish relationship→
Kulanu Canada and Partners are pleased to present a little known story, how a small Greek island saved all its Jewish citizens in WWII. Admission is free. Make this one of your Holocaust Education Week programs.
Kulanu Canada is pleased to Premier the film, “The Rock and the Star”, an historical documentary of the arrival and life of the Jews of Recife, Brazil, the New World. The film director, Katia Mese will be present to discuss her film which required years of research and took her across the globe.
On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, Kulanu Canada wired $1,960 to Ethiopia to support the inhabitants of Giso and Meteke synagogues, whom we met in the film, Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia. Kulanu Canada THANKS YOU! Thank you to those of you who joined us for a screening of the film on June 21st. … Continue reading Kulanu Canada Thanks You→
Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 for the showing of this award winning film on the hidden Jews of Ethiopia. We are fortunate to have the filmmaker Irene Orleansky to do a Q and A via Skype after the film. Kulanu Canada is dedicated to recognizing and aiding small or emerging Jewish communities … Continue reading Kulanu Canada Film Night→
KulanuCanada.org presents Irene Orleansky’s award-winning documentary: Bal Ej – the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia. Thursday, June 21, 2018 7 pm in the evening Doors will open 6:30 pm Tickets at the door $12 Donations welcome Refreshments served Borochov Cultural Centre 272 Codsell Ave. Though it has been formally announced that with the last emigration of … Continue reading The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: Bal Ej→
Join us for a very special presentation in one of two locations: Toronto (March 19) and Winnipeg (March 21) Come to meet members of the WordSwap Team, an event sponsored by StandWithUsCanada in both Toronto and Winnipeg, Canada. Jewish communities that existed for thousands of years in Arab countries were suddenly dismantled. The destruction of … Continue reading The Forgotten Refugees – A Documentary→
At an evening program hosted by City Shule on December 4, 2017, and co-sponsored by Kulanu Canada, representatives of Adat Israel of Guatemala City talked about their journey to Judaism, showed slides of their small community of recently Reform converted Jews, paid homage to Rabbi Elyse Goldstein who is their spiritual leader and rabbi of … Continue reading FROM TORTILLAS TO TORAH – The Jews of Guatemala→
By Penny Parnes On April 2, Kulanu Canada, in partnership with the Lodzer Centre and Darchei Noam’s Jewish Diversity Committee, presented the film The Mystery of San Nicandro. More than 100 people attended the event, and besides the screening, there was lively discussion about Kulanu Canada’s projects and about the content of the film. The … Continue reading Looking back on our film screening of The Mystery of San Nicandro→