Ugandan Jews build community center - Feature

Ugandan Jews build community center

JOSEFIN DOLSTEN | JTA News & Features | Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:00 am

When there was no more space in the synagogue in Nabagoye, Uganda, congregants would go outside, gathering under trees. But the branches weren’t enough to shield them from the rain during the East African country’s wet seasons, which last about half the year.

A new 7,000-square-foot synagogue center will solve that problem – yet there is also something larger at stake.

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