MP Sizomu has transformed Bungokho North

Darious Magara, The East Africa Watch, 03/06/2020

Gershom Sizomu the Uganda’s Bungokho North Member of Parliament has done quite a lot to transform his community and constituency which is located in Mbale district.

In First, a Ugandan-Jewish Wedding in Israel

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 01/05/2020

Bride and groom are members of the Abayudaya community, which is not officially recognized by the Jewish state but is by Conservative and Reform movements.

‘We made 100!’ Celebrating a century of Judaism in Uganda

Andrew Esensten, Times of Israel, 08/22/2019

The success of the Abayudaya community is a very Jewish story—they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s celebrate.

Celebrating 100 Years of Judaism in Uganda

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/26/2019

Be'chol Lashon travels to the Pearl of Africa for the Abayudaya's centennial celebration.

Uganda and the Jewish Question

David Breakstone, The Jerusalem Post, 07/24/2019

Diary of a week with the Abayudaya.

Jewish center in Uganda dedicated to Yoni Netanyahu

The Jerusalem Post Team, The Jerusalem Post, 05/23/2019

The delegation also visited the old terminal in Entebbe, where the military operation to free the hostages, took place. Dr. Netanyahu said Kaddish and lit a memory candle in honor of Yoni.

Ugandan Odyssey

Sophia Neiman, Baltimore Jewish Living, 05/09/2019

A visit with the Jewish community known as the Abayudaya proves to be a spiritually enriching experience.

Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.

Abdi Latif Dahir, The New York Times, 04/22/2019

The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.

Pre-Passover Twitter Chat with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu

Team Be'chol Lashon, Be'chol Lashon, 04/12/2019

Missed the chat? You can read the entire thread below.


Rabbi Gershom Sizomu's Fall 2019 Speaking Tour

Webmast, , 01/01/1970

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and a member of Uganda’s Parliament (the first Jew elected to that body), is touring the U.S. this fall!


Meet the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, in documentary and talk at Marin JCC

Dan Pine, The J., 01/01/1970

The Greenes chronicled their trip to Uganda taking more than 7,000 photos and filming their meetings with families, teachers and Abayudaya leaders.

Uganda's Jews dream of recognition

Michael O'Hagan, The Times of Israel, 07/04/2016

"...Recognition by Israel means so much to us. If anything bad happens to the Jews of Uganda the whole world will know," said Rabbi Sizomu.
See update on construction of the new Abayudaya Synagogue

Who wants to be a Jew? - The unlikely spread of Judaism in Africa

Lagos, The Economist, 05/28/2016

Israel’s Jewish Agency last month recognized the Abayudaya as Jews, meaning that they are allowed to emigrate to Israel. There is a precedent. Since the 1980s more than 90,000 Ethiopian Jews did so after Israel’s rabbis accepted them into the fold.

Rabbi elected as first Jewish member of Ugandan Parliament

Rich Tenorio, Jewish Journal, 03/26/2016

Rabbi Elected to National Office in Africa

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 02/25/2016

Yes, it’s true. The Chief Rabbi of Uganda has been elected to parliament in his home country. A remarkable feat for a rabbi outside of Israel, not easily achieved.

Modern Maccabees: An African Hanukkah Story

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Jewish&, 12/07/2015

This year, Hanukkah has special meaning for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. It is a story of the few against the many. It is a story that is ancient but also new.

Ugandan rabbi heads to South Suburbs to celebrate Sabbath

Myra Eder, Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, 05/08/2015

Click HERE to book Rabbi Sizomu for his Fall 2015 U.S tour!