A new Synagogue & Community Center is part of the strategic vision to ensure the health and security of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda for generations to come. In addition to religious worship and lifecycle events, the community center will provide social services that benefit the entire community: 1) Most Ugandans are subsistence farmers who are at the mercy of the harvest in order to feed their families. There is a critical need for to store food for the time of the year when food is scarce. The Community Center will include space where community members can store surplus crops; 2) Across the world women are faced with the universal challenge of balancing education and work with having a family. In Uganda the concept of institutional childcare is still new. A Childcare Center will both ensure the active participation of women in the economy and provide pre–school children with access to a safe educational environment; and 3) Building Jewish community in Africa requires local training. The Community Center will provide space for the Abayudaya Yeshiva and eo allow students to study with Rabbi Sizomu.

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