Pictures of Torah in Uganda

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New correspondence and pictures from Uganda! From: Gershom Date: November 28, 2016 at 12:40:21 AM EST To: Cliff Spungen Subject: Re: Teffilin Cliff We had hachnasat Torah ceremony today and I delivered the $200 for kippot to Aaron. Thank you so much and please convey my thanks to the rabbi and the community. Thanks Gershom   From: Aaron Kintu Moses Date: November…

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Update from Rabbi Sizomu

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I am happy to report that Rabbi Sizomu and the Torah arrived in Uganda safely.  Please read our email correspondence below: 23 Nov 2016 Rabbi Gershom, We hope that your trip home went well for you.  It meant so much to our community to host you for Shabbat.  Your words were so meaningful, and it…

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President’s Blog: Growing Together

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Friends, For me, the High Holy Days this year were a wonderful experience.  Sitting on the bimah and speaking in front of as many as 800 people could have been intimidating, but it wasn’t.  Instead, it felt like I was having a conversation (however one sided it may have been) with friends and family.  Having…

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