Kulanu, Hebrew for “all of us,” is an ADL sponsored program dedicated to empowering congregations to address antisemitism and hate in their communities through education, community engagement, and advocacy.
The Kulanu initiative at B’nai Israel Southbury is being led by Rabbi Eric Polokoff along with volunteers from our congregation who are passionate and committed to fighting hate in our community. We seek to build advocacy through education, programming, and establishing a common purpose of eliminating antisemitism as a foundational form of hatred and misinformation. We will leverage existing resources and expertise at ADL and other organizations such as Project Shema, and the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism.
This year Kulanu, our Task Force to counter Antisemitism, facilitates the Yom Kippur Discussion Group. Bret Stephens “Three Falsehoods about AntiSemitism and One Truth is available below through our pdf viewer. Hard copies will be given upon prior request.
One of our primary missions is education, first educating our team and the congregation at large, but then sharing knowledge with those in the community to both fight misinformation and also to build advocacy. Below we have shared some selected resources we have collated to date.
For further reading and additional resources, please check out our Bibliography
We encourage other members of the congregation to participate in our efforts to educate themselves and others on our mission to fight antisemitism. Please reach out to Rabbi Polokoff if you would like to join us or simply to learn more or sit in on one of our upcoming meetings.