1 2015


2 2015

Temple Emanu-El 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Rabbi Gershom Sizomu

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Emanu-El 6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Donna Lander
(619) 286-2555 (Phone)
(619) 286-3176 (Fax)

$ Cost $ 25.00

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, is the first black rabbi from sub-Saharan Africa to be ordained at an American rabbinic school. As a visionary community leader, he chose to attend a rabbinic seminary to better understand ancient and modern Judaism and bring the Ugandan community into mainstream Judaism. In 2003, Rabbi Sizomu was awarded a Be’chol Lashon Fellowship to attend the 5-year Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies program at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was ordained and returned home to Uganda to lead his Jewish community and establish a yeshiva in Uganda to train Jews from ancient and emerging communities throughout Africa.

Friday, May 1  l  Dinner & Presentation  following the Shabbat service
Cost: $25 per person
Saturday, May 2  8 pm   l Havdalah, Presentation and Dessert 
Cost: $10 per person
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Sponsor: Robert M. Gardner Scholar-In- Residence Program, Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the Adult Education Committee of Temple Emanu-El