Pre-Passover Twitter Chat with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu

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

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Rabbi leads 2,000 Ugandan Jews by celebrating differences

Ed Stannard, New Haven Register, 09/12/2018

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.

Chief Rabbi of Uganda Visits Yale

Asha Prihar, Yale Daily News, 09/04/2018

“My story’s about beginning, survival, and the future of our community,” Sizomu said in an interview with the News.

Abayudaya Leader to Israelis: “We Are Your Brothers and Sisters”

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 02/01/2018

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu reflects on his recent visit to Israel.

Maryland Raises $10K And Counting To Help Ugandan Jews Amid Famine

Sam Kestenbaum, Forward, 08/18/2017

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/

Howard County Jewish Community Raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

Andrew Michales, Howard County Times, 08/17/2017

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

Ugandan Jews Look to Jewish World for Help with Famine Relief

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/31/2017

The Chief Rabbi of Uganda discusses how famine in East Africa is impacting the Abayudaya Jews and their neighbors.

Uganda’s Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africa’s famine

Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 07/20/2017

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.

Boy Connects Pennsylvania with Uganda

Morey Averill, Jewish&, 06/21/2017

Inspired by need and connection, bar mitzvah boy reaches across the globe.