Passover Seder with the Lemba in Zimbabwe

Site designated for synagogue in Mapakhomhere, Zimbabwe. Photo by Ari Witkin, 2011

Site designated for synagogue in Mapakhomhere, Zimbabwe. Photo by Ari Witkin, 2011

Sandy Leeder, Kulanu’s Lemba Coordinator, will be helping to run a Pesach Seder with the Lemba community in Mapakhomhere, Zimbabwe this Passover – “G-d willing” as Sandy said. Mapakhomhere is the same village where Kulanu is helping to build the Great Zimbabwe Synagogue, and Sandy, along with Kulanu President Emeritus Jack Zeller, has been working hard with this fascinating group in southern Africa.

We need to raise $4500 to support this history-making Lemba seder. Click here to contribute to this project! Be sure to include “Zimbabwe Lemba” in the memo of your check or the comments section of your online donation. Thank you for helping this dedicated, yet isolated group hold a seder this Pesach!

More background on the Lemba of Zimbabwe is available at www.kulanu.org/lemba - and the next issue of the Kulanu newsletter will contain even more in-depth information about Zimbabwe Lemba culture and the exciting developments in this community.

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