Passport to Peoplehood: Uganda

Discover one of the world’s newest and most vibrant Jewish communities in Uganda. Learn the story of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and their unique connection to the timeless story of Passover.

Slideshows

Uganda Slideshow

Passover has particular resonance for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. What can a new perspective teach us about one of the oldest Jewish narratives?

Uganda Slideshow Script (PDF)

Uganda Educator Background (PDF)

Passover Slideshow

Passover has particular resonance for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. What can a new perspective teach us about one of the oldest Jewish narratives?

Passover Slideshow Script (PDF)

Passover Educator Background (PDF)

Art Project

Afikomen Cover

Create a vibrant afikoman cover for your seder.

Recipes

Abayudaya Haroset

Learn to make Abayudaya haroset which, like other haroset around the world, reflects local ingredients.

Chapati

Learn to make chapati, a homemade flatbread, and use it to roll up a “Rolex,” a Ugandan street snack.

Worksheets

Uganda Activities

Enjoy two word searches featuring vocabulary from Jewish life in Uganda and color the Ugandan flag.

Jewish Life in Uganda

Compare and contrast Jewish life in Uganda with your Jewish life.

Abayudaya Music

Like Jews around the world, the Abayudaya pray and sing in a mixture of Hebrew and their local language, which in this case is Luganda.

Articles about the Abayudaya

A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >