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Kulanu will meet online through Fall 2020. For more information click here.

Click here to see our calendar.

Drop-In Conversations about Race – a space for Teen dialogue

Wednesdays, 7PM July 15, July 29, August 12. Three chances to discuss race.

"Justice, justice shall you pursue." We hear this as a call to fulfill our values of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, yet how often do we place real substance behind our intention? We now find ourselves at an inflection point, asking how can we make a real impact on the realization of racial justice. Join other Teens from Mercaz and Beth Adam along with the JCRC as we journey together into a safe space of authentic confession and conversation about our racial realities. During our weekly conversations, we’ll use storytelling to reflect on our role in the movements of this moment, unpack our uncertainty, fear and discomfort, and identify ways to leverage our voices for change. We recognize the complex path that lies before us but know our community is up to the challenge of continuous learning and growth. These are three chances to discuss race. Students can join for all or some of these sessions. Class credit is not accrued.

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I would like nothing more than to see you at Kulanu Sunday evenings this fall. However, given the realities of COVID-19, that will not be possible. We have, therefore, developed a program that is engaging, and also meets our Teens’ diverse needs, while fostering a community that will meet online or only in small in-person groups for the remainder of 2020. We will decide on our spring 2021 semester at a later date. This is an experiment and reflects our best thinking to meet the challenges of this time.

As always, we are tailoring our electives to address the world around us and plan on exploring racial injustice, the upcoming elections, and create opportunities for social action. In addition to our Cincinnati teachers and Clergy, national experts will help guide our virtual learning.

We will also create social moments throughout the year. We hope that some of these will be in person in small groups, but we will make that decision as each date approaches. Please see the updated calendar here.

Starting in July, you will have the opportunity to sign up for Kulanu courses. You will need to take and participate in 4 classes throughout the year. 10th Graders will participate in their Temple’s 10th grade program as two of their electives but will still get to participate in electives. More details will follow.

In addition to virtual electives on Sunday evenings during the school year, we are offering classes during the summer and during the school-week. These classes are optional and if you signed up, you would participate in less classes during the school year. Teens will have from July 2020- May 2021 to take 4 classes. Your class will be marked as completed with your participation in 70% of the course. Students who do not meet that criteria will work with their clergy to develop a makeup process.

Teens – we need your help making sure this year is great! Consider applying for our Teen Leadership Board by clicking here.

We look forward to being together as a community –no matter what the circumstances may be. As always, please reach out with specific questions, thoughts or concerns.

I look forward to seeing you online!
Best,

Nina

Welcome to Kulanu!

Thank you for trusting us with your children and for continuing the learning that will help our students find a Judaism that is theirs. We strive to provide a meaningful and challenging journey for each student. We do this through dialog, discovery, and exploration, so that every student begins to establish their own personal Jewish identity as a foundation for the rest of their lives.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions at all at school.kulanu@gmail.com

 
 

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"Jewish spirituality is an approach to life in which we strive to become aware of God's presence and purpose in everything."

-Rabbi Micah Greenstein