As World Water Day approaches, we salute Innovation: Africa, which uses Israeli tech to provide clean water and power to villages in Uganda.
In Uganda with Innovation:Africa, I gained a deeper insight into the African water and hunger struggle.
David Steiner, a documentary filmmaker from Chicago who was studying to be a rabbi, was killed in a bus crash in rural Uganda. He was 51.
As Jews around the world celebrate the restarting of the Torah, among them is probably the world’s newest, and unlikeliest, group of Jews.
Jono David undertook a four-year journey accross the continent to document the Jewish landscape of Africa, visiting 30 countries and territories and taking 60,000 photos.
A Jewish community in Africa has moved one step closer to gaining formal recognition from the Israeli government.
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu hopes to use his office to show that Jews exist in the east African country. He talks to the Forward about possible conflicts between his religious values and Uganda’s record of human rights violations.
“Delicious Peace,” a rabbi-produced CD of original Ugandan songs, won best world traditional album at the Independent Music Awards. Watch a video here.
It wasn’t until Sonia Daccarett visited Uganda that she felt she could fulfill the Haggadah’s mandate to think of herself as if she had personally left Egypt.
A 2,000-member group of Ugandans has practiced Judaism for about a century. But now the communities are split along sectarian lines and barely speak to each other.