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Growing up Jewish in Uganda

March 25, 2021 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm EDT

Growing up Jewish in Uganda
  • Host: Qesher
  • Location: Online
  • Open to All Ages

Please note that this event is contribution-based. You can choose from 3 different options on our website: https://www.qesher.com/growing-up-jewish-in-uganda/

10% of the profits will be donated to Abayudaya College Scholarship, which has raised and administered funds to send more than 40 students to colleges and universities in Uganda since 2001.

The Abayudaya community was founded by a tribal chief who converted himself and many of his followers to Judaism in 1919. One hundred years later, there are nine synagogues in different Ugandan villages, three Jewish schools, and the community continues to grow. I will share the history of my community, as well as my own family story and journey to rabbinical school. I will also comment on my experiences living in Israel and America as a Ugandan Jew.

Shoshana Nambi grew up in Uganda’s Abayudaya Jewish community. She graduated in BBA at Kampala University before spending two years studying in Israel. Now she serves as a Student Rabbi for North Fork Reform Synagogue, New York.The talk is interactive and spots are limited!

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