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Hear from a Ugandan Rabbi this week as part of a brown bag lunch series

The Center for African Studies Brownbag Lunch Series session on February 10th at 12 p.m. will feature Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. The program is sponsored by Hillel and the Program in Jewish Cultural and Society. 

From the press release: 

Gershom is the current leader of the 100-year old Abayudaya community of almost 2,000 Jews living in rural villages in Eastern Uganda. He is the grandson of community elder Rabbi Samson Mugombe and lives near the Moses Synagogue in the village of Nabugoya, which he and others from the community’s early 1980s “Kibbutz movement” built with their own hands. Their goal has been to gather what was left of the Abayudaya community back together after the devastating reign of Idi Amin Dada ended in 1979.

Registration for the Zoom event is required. 

Image from Facebook event page.

Staff writer

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