Kulanu Initiative

Beth Am has been selected to join The Kulanu “All of Us” Program!

Kulanu is a Hebrew word meaning “all of us”.

It takes all of us to address antisemitism and hate. Beth Am, along with over a hundred other synagogues across the country, has joined the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2023 Kulanu initiative. The program is focused on combatting antisemitism through advocacy, community engagement, and education.

ADL’s mission for the past century has been “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” 

Congregation Beth Am has committed to:

  • Form a working group that oversees Kulanu programming in our community in partnership with a professional or clergy liaison.  At Beth Am, our working group is led by Laural Reinhart. Rabbi Bellows is our clergy liaison. As a Kulanu Congregation, Laural, Rabbi Bellows, the Beth Am Board of Directors, and our Task Force Against Hate have committed to:
  • Promote reporting of antisemitic and bias incidents to ADL.  At CBA: Our group will promote tools for reporting incidents to the ADL and local authorities as well as continue to share ADL information on reporting these incidents.
  • Implement two programs or initiatives, one of which engages an external audience beyond your synagogue community. If you are interested in helping us plan these programs, contact Laural Reinhart
  • Participate in Kulanu webinars. At CBA:  Members of the Kulanu organizing team will participate in Kulanu seminars and will share and promote registration information to our congregation and beyond.  
  • Engage in a community of practice for at least two meetings. 
  • Share impact at the end of the program. We will develop a summary at the end of the formal program and continue our Task Force Against Hate work.

If you would like to be a member of our Kulanu working group, please contact Laural Reinhart.

Upcoming Kulanu Programs:

Kristallnacht: Finding Strength and Inspiration through Reflection and Learning” on November 16th at 6 pm. Registration link here