How you can help the Abayudaya
Malaria is part of day-to-day life in Africa. Rabbi Sizomu, leader of the Ugandan Jewish community notes that facilitating economic development depends on a healthy population, and that deaths due to malaria spread by mosquitoes have been common throughout time and into the present-day in Africa.
In the past two years, use of mosquito netting has virtually eliminated deaths from malaria in the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda. Mosquito netting has a lifespan of just six months and needs to be replaced regularly to maintain its effectiveness, so the need for netting is ongoing.
Congregation Brith Sholom of Bethlehem invites the entire Lehigh Valley to join in an effort to buy mosquito netting for the Abayudaya community. Brith Sholom is working with Be'chol Lashon (meaning “In Every Tongue”) an organization whose mission is to grow and strengthen the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural and racial inclusiveness, to provide these life-saving nets to the Abayudaya, Rabbi Sizomu’s people.
The cost of one treated net is $10. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made below, or checks for the nets can be made out to Be’chol Lashon and sent to 3198 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94118. "Abayudaya mosquito nets Brith Sholom" must be noted in the memo line.
Individuals can also make donations using a credit card by calling Be’chol Lashon at 415-386-2604.
On behalf of the Abayudaya community, Congregation Brith Sholom thanks you for your generosity.