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.

PRESS RELEASE: Rabbi From Uganda Ordained

Team Be'chol Lashon, , 05/14/2008

Gershom Sizomu will become the first black rabbi from sub-Saharan Africa to be ordained from an American rabbinic school.

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, My Jewish Learning, 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,, 03/24/2007

Who Are the Jews of Uganda?

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