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Just mention the name JJ Goldstein to anyone of any age at Young Israel of Woodmere, and immediately the utterance of his name will evoke a smile. Whether you’re talking about his participation in sports leagues, or chesed activities, such as Tomchei Shabbos, for which he was honored by the shul, JJ is involved with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Most notable is JJ’s participation in Young Israel of Woodmere’s weekly Shabbos maariv minyan where JJ helps conduct the Havdalah service. more
My name is Masha Nockenofsky. I am 18 years old and I’m an autistic child. My youngest brother is the same thing, too. If you are all wondering why I’m so different from everybody else in the world, here’s how it all started. more
A heated roundtable discussion among parents of special needs students and Kulanu administrators on one of the coldest nights last week exposed the raw wounds of bullying and attempted to find solutions to solve this age-old recurring problem. more
He spent a decade growing at Kulanu, and as he graduates from its most senior program, Far Rockaway resident Yoni Olenick, 21, recounts the variety of Kulanu options that transformed him to an active and outspoken member of the local Jewish community, an advocate and role model. more
Issue of May 7, 2010/ 23 Iyar, 5770 Kulanu honored its founding families Sunday at a breakfast at its Central Ave. headquarters, the Kulanu Center for Special Services in Cedarhurst. Nearly 10 … more
J.J. Goldstein is running again. The enthusiastic 17-year old student at KULANU at HAFTR has rallied his family and other supporters to help raise, to date, $7828 for his second run with Team Yachad this Sunday in the ING Miami half marathon. more
Three Kulanu Academy students joined two teenage shadow students from Kulanu’s Sunday Program to teach sensitivity to 120 girls at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s elementary school. more
Issue of July 30, 2010/ 19 Av, 5770 By Michael Orbach Over 6-feet-tall and rail-thin, Mark Kimmel-Weingarten towered over the rest of the campers and counselors in the Kulanu summer … more
Last summer, I was offered the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Kulanu’s summer program, Camp Discovery. I was nervous at first, as I never taught cake, cookie and cupcake decorating to children. The first day I rushed in with all my supplies and within five minutes my first group of kids bounded in. more
Coming this September, Kulanu’s limudai kodesh (Jewish Studies) program will be available to special needs students beyond those currently attending a Kulanu program. Torah L’Kulanu, a unique hands-on interactive program will fill a community need, said its director, Rabbi David Zeidel. more
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