8th-12th Grade Kulanu Program

Tuesday evenings

Kulanu - Hebrew for "all of us" - is a collaborative program of Congregation Sinai, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun and Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid. Teens from all three synagogues gather for educational and social experiences that are engaging and provide a Jewish response to the social and ethical dilemmas that come up for teenagers in today’s society. Teens participate in electives that offer experiential learning opportunities which may include Jewish Cooking, Values in Sports, Israel and Modern Hebrew. Each grade also meets in core classes for intensive study focusing on topics realted to God, Torah, Israel, Social Action and the Transition to College, all with an emphasis on ethics based on Jewish teachings. Tenth grade students (sophomores) also participate in Affirmation and lead a special service in the spring to mark this milestone achievement.


Madrichim Program

8th-12th Grade students may also earn volunteer service hours working as teaching assistants in our Religious School on Sunday mornings. Participants are able to make a positive impact on Jewish children. The experience also makes them stronger candidates for summer jobs and helps them stand out on college applications.

Kulanu Calendar with Locations

CBINT = Cong. Beth Israel Ner Tamid
CEEBJ = Cong. Emanu-el B'ne Jeshrun


September 2016

13 Kulanu at CBINT

20 Kulanu at CBINT

27 Kulanu at CBINT

October 2016

4 No Kulanu

11 No Kulanu

18 7-8pm Offsite Program

25 No Kulanu

November 2016

1 Kulanu at CBINT

8 Kulnanu at CBINT

15 Kulanu at CBINT

22 No Kulanu

29 Kulanu at CBINT

December 2016

6 Kulanu at CBINT

13 Kulanu at CBINT

20 Kulanu at CBINT

27 No Kulanu (Winter Break)

January 2017

3 Kulanu at Sinai

10 Kulanu at Sinai 

17 Kulanu at Sinai 

24 Kulanu at Sinai

31 Kulanu at Sinai

February 2017

7 Kulanu at Sinai

14 Kulanu at Sinai

21 Kulanu at Sinai 

28 Kulanu at Sinai

March 2017

7 Kulanu at CEEBJ

14 Kulanu at CEEBJ

21 Kulanu at CEEBJ

28 No Kulanu  (Spring Break)

April 2017

4 Kulanu at CEEBJ

11 No Kulanu (Passover)

18 No Kulanu (Passover)

25 Kulanu at CEEBJ

May 2017

2 Kulanu at CEEBJ

9 Kulanu at CEEBJ

16 Kulanu CEEBJ

Barb Shimansky
Education Director


Kulanu is a joint program of



Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point

Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun
2020 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
6880 N. Green Bay Avenue, Glendale