Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, MN is Collecting Donations for Mosquito Nets for Uganda
At the end of December, a group of Mount Zion members will travel to Africa to meet the Abayudaya, a small but devoted Jewish community in Uganda. We want to bring something on behalf of our synagogue and our friends that will have an impact on this community and her neighbors.
Of the many things this community needs, the one that captured our groupís attention is mosquito bed nets. Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in Uganda, but bed nets can reduce the spread of this disease by as much as 90%. The nets are not just for the Jewish community but also for distribution to its Muslim and Christian neighbors. Efforts like this help the Abayudaya contribute to the health and economic development of their community, promote co-existence among people of different faiths and even combat anti-Semitism.
Mount Zion Templeís goal is to raise enough money to purchase 100 nets (at $10 each) to present to the Tobin Health Center in Mbale when our delegation visits in December. With Chanukah around the corner, please consider buying nets in honor of your friends and family in lieu of gifts; perhaps this can be one of your main end-of-the-year tzedakah donations; maybe you can dedicate one night of Chanukah for everyone in your household to purchase a net (or two or three!). However you choose to do it, you will be part of an essential donation to a special community.
TZEDEK = JUSTICE
We will make a difference