‘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.

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.

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.

A Chorus of Mazel Tovs in Uganda

Merissa Nathan Gerson, New York Times, 09/22/2017

The Jewish community in Uganda exalt at a wedding ceremony on Aug. 8. Gershom Sizomu, a rabbi from the nearby Jewish community at Nabugoye Hill in Mbale, and Yafa Chase, a rabbi from Granby, Mass.

From the Amazon to China: A Look at the 'Jew-ish' Groups Israel Is Trying to Bring Into the Fold

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 09/13/2017

Members of groups with a Jewish connection from Africa, Asia and South America may get a chance to stay longer in Israel, even if they fall short of citizenship

Uganda’s Jewish community prepare to open new shul

Stephen Oryszczuk, Jewish News, 09/20/2016

Nicknamed the 'flying synagogue' due to its wing-shaped roof, the building will include a kosher shop and child-care centre.

Hanukkah Light for Women in Uganda

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Jewish&, 12/15/2014

The miracle of Hanukkah is bringing light to places of darkness.

PRESS RELEASE: 250 Africans Convert to Judaism

Team Be'chol Lashon, , 07/16/2008

Over 250 people from Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria formally converted to Judaism in a ceremony held last week in the village of Nabogoye near Mbale, Uganda.

PRESS RELEASE: Historic Day for Black African Jews

Team Be'chol Lashon, , 07/10/2008

The Pan-African Jewish Alliance (PAJA) is holding its first multi-national meeting on July 11, 2008 with participants from Jewish communities in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and the United States.

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.

Uganda the Jewish Faith Endures

Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 03/23/2013

Local Jewish Community Aids Ugandan Rabbi-to-be

Jonathan Shugarts, Republican-American, 08/06/2007

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu Releases new CD, Sing for Joy

Staff Writer, Be'chol Lashon Newsletter, 05/01/2007

Be'chol Lashon launches Abayudaya Community Health Project

Be'chol Lashon, Be'chol Lashon Newsletter, 04/01/2007

Taste of Uganda: Rabbi Reaches out to Children Through Music

Sara Cunningham, Courier-journal.com, 03/24/2007

Who Are the Jews of Uganda?

Staff Writer, The Dallas Post Tribune, 03/22/2006