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  • Freshly-ordained Ugandan rabbi gets ball rolling on returning home

    By Roberto Loiederman

    July 17, 2008 | 12:45 am

    Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first black sub-Saharan rabbi ordained at an American rabbinical school, has had a very busy time since returning to Uganda in June, after not having lived there for five years. Among other activities, the American Jewish University graduate recently...
  • VIDEO: Jews of Uganda —the Abayudaya—dream of Israel

    July 1, 2008 | 11:57 pm

    The Abayudaya, only Jewish community in Uganda, are hoping to emigrate to Israel. It’s a move that requires preparation, so some US Jews help them get ready.
    The video is from France 24, the French CNN.

  • Briefs:  100th birthday for Workmen’s Circle; ‘Kosher’ is numero uno

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    A Century of the Workmen's Circle

    Under the banner of "For a more beautiful and better world," the Workmen's Circle in California will mark its centennial with Yiddish songs, historical anecdotes and tributes to noted community members.

    Actor and social activist Ed Asner will...

  • Ugandan Rabbinic Student Up for Grammy

    By David Finnigan

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    University of Judaism rabbinic student Gershom Sizomu is deciding what he and his wife will wear to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13. "I'm confused," said Sizomu, 35. "Some people say I should put on Ugandan clothes; others say I should put on a tuxedo."

    Red-carpet choices...

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