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.
Articles about the Abayudaya
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When the young member of Uganda's Abayudaya community applied to make aliyah in 2017, he couldn’t have imagined that he would be poised to fundamentally impact the dynamic of Israel-Diaspora relations.
American Jews with ties to a small community of Jews in Uganda are condemning the Israeli Interior Ministry’s decision to reject the right of those Jews to immigrate to Israel.
Gershom Sizomu the Uganda’s Bungokho North Member of Parliament has done quite a lot to transform his community and constituency which is located in Mbale district.
Bride and groom are members of the Abayudaya community, which is not officially recognized by the Jewish state but is by Conservative and Reform movements.
Be'chol Lashon travels to the Pearl of Africa for the Abayudaya's centennial celebration.
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.
A visit with the Jewish community known as the Abayudaya proves to be a spiritually enriching experience.
The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.
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Cantor David Lipp speaks to Rabbi Gershom Sizomu of the Abayudaya following a Torah dedication in the Stein Synagogue of Nabugoya.
Will the Abayudaya, who have practiced Judaism for a century, be recognized as Jews by Israel?
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.
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu reflects on his recent visit to Israel.
The Chief Rabbi of Uganda discusses how famine in East Africa is impacting the Abayudaya Jews and their neighbors.
Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water.
Inspired by need and connection, bar mitzvah boy reaches across the globe.
Nicknamed the 'flying synagogue' due to its wing-shaped roof, the building will include a kosher shop and child-care centre.
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.
This modern Passover Miracle story is perfect for sharing with friends and family at your Seder.