Africa

Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

Howard County Jewish community raises $10K for Jews in Uganda

Famine in East Africa caught the attention of members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County last month when they learned of a small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, who are suffering from starvation.

In partnership with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, the local Jewish federation started an emergency fundraising campaign to help feed the Abayudaya, raising more than $10,000 in less than a week.

As donations continue pouring in, the federation will keep the campaign open through the end of August, and are urging other communities to share their support. Funds are sent to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee humanitarian...

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