Africa

Howard County-based campaign to feed starving Jews in Uganda exceeds $20,000

Howard County-based campaign to feed starving Jews in Uganda exceeds $20,000

A month after launching their campaign to feed a small group of Jews in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, the Howard County Jewish community raised nearly $21,000 — more than doubling their initial goal — which will feed the Ugandan Jewish people and their Christian and Muslim neighbors for two days.

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis started the campaign in mid-August after learning about famine in East Africa, affecting those in Uganda, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. The Abayudaya, who have practiced Judaism since the early 1900s, translates to “people of Judah” and consists of 2,000 Uganda Jews.

Campaign donations poured...

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