Ugandan Jews are no strangers to poverty and disease, but the most recent government lockdown measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have crippled their ability to succeed in that most basic of human activities: gathering food. And though conditions have eased somewhat in the cities in recent days, in the Abayudaya villages, starvation remains an imminent threat.
To help counter that threat, on Monday evening, May 11, the Cantors Assembly will premiere a concert event to benefit the Jews of Uganda, entitled "Abayudaya Unity." The event will appear on Facebook and YouTube at 8:00 PM ET and will remain available on those platforms indefinitely. Our RA is proud to be a co-sponsor of this important event.
Viewers will be encouraged to donate to immediate food relief efforts via this link. The Cantors Assembly's fundraising goal is $25,000, all of which will be distributed in kind directly to those who most need it.