Read About the Installation of Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the Batei Din and 1st Meeting of the Pan-African Jewish Alliance

The installation of Rabbi Gershom Sizomu has received extensive coverage throughout the U.S. We have loved reading the articles and thought we would provide you with links to some of them:

“Ugandan Jews’ Hopes Rise With New Chief Rabbi”
By Jordan Namerow, The Jewish Daily Forward, July 17, 2008

About 250 Africans affirmed their Judaism in conjunction with the installation. Because a rabbi from Milwaukee participated in the batei din, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote before and after the mass ceremonies:
“Wisconsin rabbi to aid in Ugandans’ conversion”
By Tom Heinen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 5, 2008

“Rabbi Herber finds Judaism ‘thriving’ in Uganda group”
By Leon Cohen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2008

The new Pan-African Jewish Alliance, an initiative of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research held its first meeting in Uganda. Their news release:
“Historic Day for Black African Jews: First Ever Gathering of African Jewish Communities”

Rabbi Brant Rosen from Evanston, IL wrote in his blog about visiting the Abayudaya the week following the installation, and about the recent USAID grant, which was facilitated by Kulanu’s coordinator for Uganda, Laura Wetzler:
“Harvesting Peace”
Rabbi Brant Rosen, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation