‘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.

Celebrating 100 Years of Judaism in Uganda

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/26/2019

Be'chol Lashon travels to the Pearl of Africa for the Abayudaya's centennial celebration.

Uganda and the Jewish Question

David Breakstone, The Jerusalem Post, 07/24/2019

Diary of a week with the Abayudaya.

Jewish center in Uganda dedicated to Yoni Netanyahu

The Jerusalem Post Team, The Jerusalem Post, 05/23/2019

The delegation also visited the old terminal in Entebbe, where the military operation to free the hostages, took place. Dr. Netanyahu said Kaddish and lit a memory candle in honor of Yoni.

Decision Nears For Status Of A Ugandan Community

Lev Gringauz, The New York Jewish Week, 12/27/2018

Will the Abayudaya, who have practiced Judaism for a century, be recognized as Jews by Israel?

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.

In Marin, Uganda’s chief rabbi lays out big plans — including a run for president

Sue Fishkoff, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/31/2018

Abayudayan rabbi and Ugandan Parliament member expresses interest in running for president.

This woman is studying to be the first female rabbi from Uganda

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/26/2018

Meeting Uganda's first female rabbi.

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/

08/13/2019

Meet the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, in documentary and talk at Marin JCC

Dan Pine, The J., 01/01/1970

The Greenes chronicled their trip to Uganda taking more than 7,000 photos and filming their meetings with families, teachers and Abayudaya leaders.

Uganda's Jews dream of recognition

Michael O'Hagan, The Times of Israel, 07/04/2016

"...Recognition by Israel means so much to us. If anything bad happens to the Jews of Uganda the whole world will know," said Rabbi Sizomu.
See update on construction of the new Abayudaya Synagogue

Who wants to be a Jew? - The unlikely spread of Judaism in Africa

Lagos, The Economist, 05/28/2016

Israel’s Jewish Agency last month recognized the Abayudaya as Jews, meaning that they are allowed to emigrate to Israel. There is a precedent. Since the 1980s more than 90,000 Ethiopian Jews did so after Israel’s rabbis accepted them into the fold.

Rabbi elected as first Jewish member of Ugandan Parliament

Rich Tenorio, Jewish Journal, 03/26/2016

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.

Ugandan rabbi heads to South Suburbs to celebrate Sabbath

Myra Eder, Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, 05/08/2015

Click HERE to book Rabbi Sizomu for his Fall 2015 U.S tour!

Uganda the Jewish Faith Endures

Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 03/23/2013