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
The Chief Rabbi of Uganda discusses how famine in East Africa is impacting the Abayudaya Jews and their neighbors.
Inspired by need and connection, bar mitzvah boy reaches across the globe.
As Jews around the world celebrate the restarting of the Torah, among them is probably the world's newest, and unlikeliest, group of Jews.
When there was no more space in the synagogue in Nabagoye, Uganda, congregants would go outside, gathering under trees. But the branches weren’t enough to shield them from the rain during the East African country’s wet seasons, which last about half the year. A new 7,000-square-foot synagogue center set to open Friday will solve that problem — yet there is also something larger at stake.
They are unlike any other group of Jews in the world, and they are growing in what may seem the most unlikely of places: a remote collection of villages in eastern Uganda.
The miracle of Hanukkah is bringing light to places of darkness.