January 2010

We are delighted to update you on the progress of the Abayudaya Community Health and Development Project.

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The Health Center Building Details

The basic construction of the new health center is almost complete. The focus is now on the details of the finishings. In addition to the Mogen David details in the window grids, the floors also feature a Mogen David design inlay. The scaffolding on the outside facilitates the plastering of the outside walls. The ground level storefronts are almost complete, ready to be rented to a variety of business enterprises.

The Heath Center is now licensed by the Minister of Health to operate in the town of Mbale. The health inspector was impressed by the seriousness of the project and gave the health center an excellent recommendation. It is now certified to receive medical equipment and operate a pharmacy. A container of medical equipment and supplies, including 20 hospital beds, is on its way to Uganda. A special thanks to Danielle Butin and the Afya Foundation for their help in securing the donations of the medical equipment and supplies in the container and coordinating the transport.


Host Rabbi Gershom Sizomu in the Spring!


Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is currently booking speaking engagements for his Spring 2010 tour of the United States.

A charismatic leader and accomplished musician, Rabbi Sizomu is the first black rabbi from sub-Saharan Africa to be ordained at an American rabbinic school. Rabbi Sizomu can lead a Shabbat service, D'var Torah, or Havdallah; address a classroom or school; show a slideshow of photos of life in his community in Uganda; or give a concert. He can be booked for a single day or evening event on a weekday, or for a Rabbi-in-Residence weekend (which includes up to three events).

If you would like to book Rabbi Sizomu during his Spring speaking tour, which is tenatively scheduled for May 2010, please contact Andrew Esensten, Speakers Bureau coordinator.

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