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!
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.
Abayudayan rabbi and Ugandan Parliament member expresses interest in running for president.
Meeting Uganda's first female rabbi.
We will use political office to promote unity and religious tolerance and to increase social services. Consequently our people will secure some political protection and will be empowered.
PRESS RELEASE: African Rabbi Peacefully Fighting for True Democracy - Force Used By Opponent To Secure Victory
At the behest of his Jewish, Muslim and Christian supporters, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, a native of Uganda, is peacefully challenging the official results in the election to national parliament.
If elected to parliament Rabbi Sizomu would not only be the first Jew elected to national office in Uganda, but also the first rabbi to be seated in nationally elected government outside of Israel.
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, alongside Diane Tobin and her family, will dedicate the Tobin Health Center on Friday in Mbale, Uganda.