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One of his biggest challenges is serving both his Jewish community and as a member of Parliament, having to drive five hours each way each week.
“My story’s about beginning, survival, and the future of our community,” Sizomu said in an interview with the News.
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu reflects on his recent visit to Israel.
The Maryland Jewish community has raised thousands of dollors in an emergency fundraising campaign to help Uganda’s small Jewish community amidst an ongoing famine in East Africa. Read more: https://forward.com/fast-forward/380474/maryland-raises-10k-and-counting-to-help-ugandan-jews-amid-famine/
Famine in East Africa caught the attention of members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County last month when they learned of a small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, who are suffering from starvation
The Chief Rabbi of Uganda discusses how famine in East Africa is impacting the Abayudaya Jews and their neighbors.
Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water.
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