Kulanu: Synagogues In Action Against Antisemitism, ADL’s New Congregational Engagement Program

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Kulanu, Hebrew for “all of us,” is an eight-month program, kicking off annually after the High Holidays, dedicated to empowering congregations to address antisemitism and hate in their communities through education, community engagement, and advocacy. 

During the program, participants join a network of congregations to build bridges of understanding across communities. ADL will prepare you with resources to develop and implement engaging and impactful programming through our exclusive Kulanu initiative inspiration library, interactive webinars with ADL experts, and guidance from our professionals.  

As a Kulanu synagogue, you will learn how to have critical conversations about antisemitism and other forms of bigotry and cultivate the tools to fight them.  

Kulanu synagogues commit to: 

  • Forming a working group that oversees Kulanu programming in your community in partnership with a professional or clergy liaison.
  • Promoting reporting of antisemitic and bias incidents to ADL.
  • Implementing two programs or initiatives, one of which engages an external audience beyond your synagogue community.
  • Participating in Kulanu webinars.
  • Engaging in a community of practice for at least two meetings.
  • Sharing impact at the end of the program.
     

Participating Synagogues
 

Alaska

Congregation Beth Sholom, Anchorage 

Alabama 

Temple Beth Or, Montgomery 

Arizona

Temple Chai, Phoenix

Arkansas 

Congregation B'nai Israel, Little Rock
Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville 

California 

Adat Ari El, Valley Village
Ahavat Torah Congregation, Los Angeles
Beth Am, Los Altos
Beth David, Saratoga
Beth Israel, San Diego
Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood
Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek
First Hebrew Congregation Oakland-Temple Sinai, Oakland
Sephardic Temple, Los Angeles
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles
Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Beth El of South Orange County, Aliso Viejo
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles
Temple Solel, Cardiff by the Sea
Valley Beth Shalom, Encino
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles 

Colorado 

Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs
Temple Sinai, Denver 

Connecticut 

Beth Sholom B'nai Israel, Manchester
B'nai Israel of Southbury, Southbury
Congregation Adath Israel, Middletown
Congregation Beth El-Fairfield, Fairfield
Congregation B'nai Israel, Bridgeport
Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison
Temple Sholom, Greenwich
United Jewish Center, Danbury 

District of Columbia 

Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington 

Florida 

Beth David Congregation, Miami
Congregation Beth Adam, Boca Raton
Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton
Congregation B'nai Israel, Inc., Gainesville
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Boca Raton
Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville
Temple Beth Am, Miami
Temple Beth Emet, Cooper City
Temple Beth Israel, Sunrise
Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach
Temple Beth Torah, Wellington
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater
Temple Dor Dorim , Weston
Temple Judea, Coral Gables
Temple Judea, Palm Beach Gardens 

Georgia 

Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta
Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta
Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell
Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta
Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta
The Temple, Atlanta 

Iowa 

Temple Emanuel, Davenport 

Indiana 

Temple Adath B'nai Israel, Evansville 

Louisiana 

B'nai Zion Congregation, Shreveport
Touro Synagogue, New Orleans 

Massachusetts 

Congregation Ahavas Achim, Newburyport
Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Sudbury
Congregation Beth Elohim, Acton
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westborough
Congregation Or Atid, Wayland
Hevreh of Southern Berkshires, Great Barrington
Temple Beth Am, Framingham
Temple Beth David, Westwood
Temple Beth El, Springfield
Temple Beth Israel, Waltham
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Temple Beth Torah Holliston, Holliston
Temple Emanuel, Newton Centre
Temple Israel of Natick, Natick
Temple Reyim, Newton
Temple Shir Tikvah Winchester, Winchester
Temple Sinai, Sharon
Temple Sinai, Brookline
Temple Sinai of Swampscott and Marblehead, Marblehead 

Maryland 

B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore
Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase
Shaare Torah, Gaithersburg 

Maine 

Beth Israel Congregation, Bath
Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland 

Michigan 

Temple B'nai Israel, Petoskey 

Missouri 

Congregation B'nai Amoona, St. Louis
United Hebrew Congregation, St. Louis 

Mississippi 

Beth Israel Congregation, Jackson 

North Carolina 

Beth El Synagogue, Durham
Congregation Emanuel, Statesville 

New Hampshire 

Temple B'nai Israel, Laconia 

New Jersey 

Beth El Synagogue, Margate
Congregation Beth El, Voorhees 

New York 

Beth Emeth, Albany
Congregation KTI, Port Chester
Congregation Shir Shalom, New City
Temple B'nai Torah, Wantagh 

Pennsylvania 

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, Malvern
Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Reading 

Rhode Island  

Temple Beth-El, Providence 

South Carolina 

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE), Charleston 

Texas 

Beth El, Tyler
Beth Israel, Houston
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Woodlands, The Woodlands
Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston
Congregation B’nai Zion, El Paso
Temple Beth Shalom, Austin
Temple Beth Torah, Humble
Temple Beth-El, San Antonio
Temple Mount Sinai, El Paso
Temple Shalom, Dallas
Temple Sinai, Houston 

Virginia 

Agudath Sholom Synagogue, Lynchburg
Temple Beth El of Williamsburg, Williamsburg 

Washington 

Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island

Apply to Kulanu: Synagogues in Action Against Antisemitism

 

Applications for the 2022-23 cohort are now closed. Please complete the form below to sign up to be notified when applications re-open for the next cohort. 

We welcome applications from synagogue professionals, clergy, or lay leaders with the support of their congregations. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Jewish Outreach & Partnerships team at kulanu@adl.org.