Rabbi Gershom Sizomu Lecture: Community Development and Abayudaya Music
Zoellner Arts Center
8 November 2012 - 9 November 2012
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Organizer: Lehigh Univeristy - Baker Institute
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is the spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. The Abayudaya Jewish Community is a community of over 1,000 Jews living among 10,000 Christians and Muslims. Singing accompanied by drums has been a major component of worship for the Abayudaya, music that was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. During this public lecture, Rabbi Sizomu will discuss community development efforts, including microfinance and health projects, and perfom Abayudaya songs. The event is free and open to the public.