Dear Fellow Researchers,
You are invited to join us Sunday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
The following event is done in collaboration with
Temple Beth Am Library’s Sunday Salon
December 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
We are pleased to announce our cooperation between the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, Sunday Salon at Temple Beth Am and the Sousa Mendes Foundation.
Robert Jacobvitz, who serves on the Advisory Board of the Sousa Mendez Foundation and is the recipient the Aristides de Sousa Mendes Humanitarian Medal from the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, brings us this fascinating author, Janice Masur.
Janice Masur grew up in a tiny, remote European Jewish community in Kampala, Uganda, under British Imperial rule, with no rabbi or Jewish infrastructure. And yet, this community of only twenty-three families formed a cohesive group that celebrated all Jewish festivals together and upheld their Jewish identity. Sadly, while Kampala Jewry made every effort to survive, it eventually failed and withered under the hot African sun. In Shalom Uganda: A Jewish Community on the Equator, Masur tells her story of living in this little-known Ashkenazi Jewish community from 1949 to 1961. Because so many Jewish communities were obliterated in the last century, she documents, remembers, and preserves Kampala European Jewry with all the respect that it deserves. Janice Masur lectures in London, England, Toronto and Seattle, Windhoek, Namibia and Vancouver. She delights in sharing the historical stories of her Jewish community.
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