25 April 2009

New Blog: Kulanu for 'lost' Jewish communities

Kulanu.org now has a blog. The site is devoted to helping lost and dispersed Jewish communities and contains many interesting articles.

The blog was inaugurated by volunteer Matthew Feldman and is for Kulanu updates and to provide a location for reader comments.

The Kulanu site has numerous volunteers working to improve it, so check out Kulanu.org as well as the Kulanu Blog.

The latest blog posting concerns a free event with Dr. Carlos Cortés, at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (Bethesda, Maryland) on May 8.

An international lecturer on multiculturalism and education, Cortés is a history professor at UC Riverside and is cultural consultant to Nickelodeon’s popular pre-school series, "Dora the Explorer" and "Go Diego Go." However, his appearance is not for toddlers.

Part of the program is a one-hour, one-person autobiographical play written and performed by Cortés, who grew up Mexican and Jewish in the Midwest.
The son of a Mexican Catholic immigrant father and a US-born Jewish mother, he learned to navigate Kansas City’s rigid racial, ethnic and religious fault lines, while simultaneously dealing with his own divided family's internal conflicts.
Kabbalat Shabbat service is at 6.30pm, the free performance at 8pm, and a short concluding service. There's also an opportunity to share in a Shabbat dinner - click here.


  1. Thank you for the cross post and getting the word out about the new blog


  2. You are very welcome, Matt. Kulanu does a great job!