This is a very special opportunity for Kulanu, and for American audiences, to be part of a momentous occasion in the history of the Lemba, and indeed of the Jewish people as a whole. Check out our online, work-in-progress tour calendar to see what dates are still available to book an event, and click here to find out what is expected of event hosts.
The Lemba Jews have been observing Jewish traditions passed down orally through the generations, and though they did not have access to a Torah for centuries, visitors to this community will tell you that Lemba customs are very similar to their own. For more about the history and current developments of the intriguing Jewish community of Zimbabwe, visit www.kulanu.org/lemba - and check out the latest issue of KulanuNews for two more articles about their Passover Seder earlier this year.
We hope that you can help us reach out to synagogues, schools, and other groups about hosting Modreck Maeresera and raising awareness about this re-emerging African Jewish community, now undergoing a “Jewish renaissance” as they re-connect with world Jewry. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org when you’ve shared the tour announcement with rabbis, education directors, social action committees or anyone else you know. Thanks so much for getting involved helping the Lemba Jews connect with the larger global Jewish community!
Photo: Participants at the first modern-day Passover seder in Mapakomhere, Zimbabwe. Photo by Sandy Leeder, 2012.