History of the Abayudaya, Uganda’s Jewish Community

We’re planning a Global Experience to Uganda in 2022! Federation and Global Village Connect will return to the Abayudaya community in February 2022, and we’d love for you to come with us. Interested in learning more? Join us for a series of virtual learning sessions to find out more about Uganda, the Abayudaya Jewish community, and more. First up: the history of the Abayudaya!
Learn about the Abayudaya, the Jews of Uganda, their history, and the connection between Minneapolis and our Ugandan siblings. Fighting oppression and government crackdowns, and despite the heavy influence of Christian missionaries throughout Uganda, the Abayudaya flourished and now number 9 villages. Learn how one man, Semei Kakungulu, who was passionately committed to the Old Testament, embraced Judaism despite numerous death threats, and brought Jewish teachings to his followers. Due to his belief, an entire Jewish community thrives today.
And, we’ll learn more about Global Village Connect, a Minneapolis-based NGO, and what we are doing, in partnership with Federation, to significantly improve the lives of our fellow Jews.
Curious about the Global Experience? More info is available at jewishminneapolis.org/uganda.


January 14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Global Village Connect
Minneapolis Jewish Federation