B’nai Amoona & Traditional Congregation Present a Collaborative Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
February 21-23, 2020
Kulanu, which means “all of us” in Hebrew, is an organization that seeks to create an inclusive Jewish world. They support isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the world, all of whom have experienced some kind of disconnection from global Jewry. They work to raise awareness and support to assist these groups. The connections they forge – through education, research, networking, fundraising, sustainable development, and publications – help enrich all of their Jewish lives. Learn more at kulanu.org.
Kulanu Speakers: Rabbi Capers Funnye, Rabbanit Bonita Nathan Sussman, and Rabbi Gerald Sussman
Each congregation will host separate Shabbat events and join together for Saturday night and Sunday morning programming. The community is welcome to attend all the events throughout the weekend.
Congregation B’nai Amoona
Rabbi Capers C. Funnye
Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend: Kulanu Across the Globe
B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Rd., 63141
Capers C. Funnye, Jr. serves as Rabbi at Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago and Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis Incorporated which serves congregations in the US, South Africa, Nigeria, and Uganda, among others. He is a member of several boards in the Jewish community and has also served as a consultant to some of the most notable institutions in America, including The Smithsonian Museum of African American Culture in Washington, D.C., and The Chicago Historical Society.
The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Series is generously sponsored by Paul & Diane Gallant.
For information about the full weekend of events and services and to register, visit B’nai Amoona’s website.
Rabbanit Bonita Nathan Sussman and Rabbi Gerald Sussman
Kulanu: Supporting Isolated, Emerging, and Returning Jewish Communities Around the Globe
Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd., 63141
Rabbanit Bonita and Rabbi Gerald Sussman are a power couple whose work with Kulanu has had a profound impact on Kulanu communities and on the mission of the organization. They are true pioneers and holy malachim or messengers on behalf of Judaism. Where there are people who seek to learn about our faith, the Sussmans are there. When a community leader has needed access to Jewish education, they have responded; when a community has looked for Jewish books, a Torah, teachers, the Sussmans are on the front line. Together or separately, they continue to make an impact as they crisscross the world on Kulanu business.
For information about the full weekend of events and services and to register, visit Traditional Congregation’s website or call 314-576-5230
Congregation B’nai Amoona and Traditional Congregation Shared Events
Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 pm
Rabbis Funnye and Sussman
The Phenomenon of Black Jews in the US and Around the World
Havdalah led by Rabbi Capers Funnye
Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd., 63141.
Dessert Reception to follow presentation. For information about the full weekend of events and services and to register, visit Traditional Congregation’s website or call 314-576-5230
Sunday, February 23, at 9:30 am
Rabbi Capers Funnye, Rabbanit Bonita Nathan Sussman, and Rabbi Gerald Sussman
The Fascinating World of Kulanu: Emerging, Returning, and Isolated Jewish Communities Around the Globe
Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Rd. 63141
To register, visit BnaiAmoona.com/Kulanu_Weekend.