Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu win a place in Uganda Parliament

Gershom Sizomu has had a wonderful five years—four spent enjoying the for-granted luxuries of Los Angeles and one indulging in the spiritual gravity of Jerusalem—and now he is set to return home to lead a small Jewish community in rural Uganda.

The final step in his preparation occurred Monday, May 19, when he was ordained a Conservative rabbi by the American Jewish University’s Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies—the first black rabbi from sub-Saharan Africa, a teacher with a mission and a purpose etched deep into his soul. (you can read the rest at Jewish Journal).

Okay so maybe he's not halachicly orthodox Jewish...

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