Modreck Maeresera’s Presentations a Hit!

The first Kulanu-Lemba Speaking Tour, which started with a fantastic opening event at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on February 7, concluded in Maryland on March 3. Modreck Maeresera, our impressive speaker, has returned to Harare so he can be with his family in Zimbabwe in time to prepare for Passover.

The speaking tour introduced the Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe to Jewish communities in the U.S. and Toronto, and fascinated audiences everywhere. People were especially moved by hearing about Modreck’s personal experiences as a Lemba Jew, as well as the community’s desire to build their own synagogue in Zimbabwe (click here to open a PDF of the community’s “Great Zimbabwe Synagogue” proposal).

Click here for photos from a few of the places Modreck visited on his tour!

If you took photos at one of Modreck’s events, I’d love for you to share them with us. Go to and click on the small icon for the Drop Box in the top right corner (it looks like an arrow pointing down into an open box). Please include your name and the date/location the photos were taken; if they are to be shared publicly please let us know, and provide proper photo credit for us to publish. Thanks so much!

We’d also love to hear your thoughts and impressions about the Kulanu-Lemba event you attended – join the conversation on our page on Facebook, to share what inspired you most.

Read more about our first Kulanu-Lemba Speaking Tour, which ran February 7 to March 2, here. For background on the historic Jews of Zimbabwe, including illuminating articles written by Mr. Maeresera himself, please visit

Photo: Modreck Maeresera after his conversion. Taken by Harriet Bograd, February 2012.