Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The jewish communities of east africa are relatively unknown in Israel and the West. A trickle of travellers visit the main Abayuda community led by Rabbi Gerschom in Nabugoya in Uganda, stay for a day or two and then move on.

The Abayudaya have been supported in their efforts to develop their community mainly by american jews of the conservative branch of judaism. The community which is now nearly 100 years old has only recently been officially converted to judaism.  though its members have learned and kept jewish traditions as best they could over the years.

The thirst for knowledge and the wish to practise judaism is boundless.



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