The first utility-scale solar power field in East Africa, built on land belonging to a Jewish-sponsored youth village in Rwanda, was launched.
After a trip to Rwanda, Randy Kafka asked herself: What if Israelis and Palestinians could learn reconciliation and trauma healing from the Tutsi genocide survivors?
After Anne Heyman’s death, supporters of her Rwandan youth village are stepping up to ensure its financial viability by opening their wallets even wider than before.
Anne Heyman’s son is being welcomed with open arms at the Rwanda school founded by his late mother. Amid the tears, the students say they have found strength.
Anne Heyman’s family has just finished sitting shiva for her. But they’re already taking steps to make sure her legacy of caring for Rwanda’s genocide orphans never dies.
Anne Heyman’s death during a horse-riding competition in Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 31 shocked and devastated many in the Jewish world. But it was Heyman’s work in Rwanda that so many of her admirers will remember most.
Anne Heyman lived a remarkable life of service, Ruth Messinger writes. Jewish identity drove her to struggle against apartheid and genocide — while loving her family passionately.
In 2009, Ben Gittleson visited the community Anne Heyman built for Rwandan orphans. He recalls a place permeated by Jewish values and Heyman’s presence.
Friends of Anne Heyman say she lived her life dedicated to Tikkun Olam.
Anne Heyman, a pioneering Jewish philanthropist who founded a youth village for victims of the Rwanda genocide, has died in a Florida horse-riding accident. She was 52.