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Capers C. Funnye, Jr. serves as Rabbi at Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago, IL 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 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.

ABOUT KULANU: 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

The Gallant Motivational & Inspirational Weekend Series is generously sponsored by Paul & Diane Gallant.

Friday, February 21
6:00 pm - Friday Evening Services
7:00 pm - Complimentary Dinner - Please RSVP HERE
8:00 pm  - Learning Session: Kulanu's Work Around the Globe led by Rabbi Capers Funnye

Saturday, February 22
10:00 am – Torah for Today: My Journey to Judaism with Rabbi Funnye
11:30 am – Sermonette: The History of the Black Jewish Movement in the United States - 100 Years and Beyond
with Rabbi Funnye
4:30 pm – Minchah & Seudah Shlisheet: The Emergency and Growth of Judaism in Africa with Rabbi Funnye, followed by Ma’ariv & Havdalah
7:30 pm – Motzei Shabbat Dessert Reception and Presentation: The Phenomenon of Black Jews in the US and around the World with Kulanu Rabbi Funnye, Rabbi Jerry Sussman, Rabbinit Boni Sussman at Traditional Congregation, please RSVP HERE.

Sunday, February 23
9:00 am – Morning Minyan followed by Breakfast
10:15 am – A Thinking Person’s Judaism: The Fascinating World of Kulanu: Emerging, Returning and Isolated Jewish communities around the Globe with Kulanu Rabbi Funnye, Rabbi Jerry Sussman & Rabbinit Boni Sussman

Wed, August 12 2020 22 Av 5780