COVID-19 Crisis Support for the Abayudaya Community and the Hadassah School
We mourn today the passing on September 24, 2020 of our our dear friend Aaron Kintu Moses z"l, featured in this video. As you can see, he was a leader of the Abayudaya, and founder of the Abayudaya Men's Club in Mbale, Uganda as well as being the Principal of the Hadassah School. He worked with us to support the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda in its difficult situation with the COVID-19 crisis. The people of Uganda have been issued stay at home orders that are rigorously enforced, and the Abayudaya cannot leave their homes to work, buy food or attend services, and have to depend on intermediaries. This is a community that was already struggling for subsistence.
The Seaboard Region of the FJMC and other regions of the FJMC have set up an informal network, to get funds to those of the Abayudaya in need as soon as possible to help them get through this very difficult period. Anything you can contribute will help.
In addition to the needs of the Abayudaya community in general, the Hadassah Nursery and Primary School of which Aaron was the Principal is struggling as it has not been able to receive students and their tuition payments. The children cannot attend the Hadassah School and other schools where they may have gotten their main meal of the day. So your gift will go to both support the community, and to support the school in memory of Aaron.