100 YEARS OF THE ABAYUDAYA

In the 100th year of the Jewish people of Uganda, called Abayudaya, the Cantors Assembly ventured on a mission there to build a sacred bridge of peoplehood and to explore the unique aspects and commonalities of our musical heritages. Additionally, several cantors also visited the emerging Abayudaya community in Kenya.

To retell our story every year, Jews gather on Passover and read from the Haggadah, which literally means “the telling.” It tells of our journeys, our struggles, and our ultimate redemption through the words of Torah. What a perfect vehicle for telling the story of the Abayudaya.

THE HAGGADAH | AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

This Haggadah is but one of many end results of our mission, meant to enhance the experience of Jewish families at their Pesah Seder. This Haggadah is available to anyone who wishes to download and utilize this for a suggested donation of only $18. All proceeds from the Haggadah will go to directly benefit the Abayudaya communities, and may be used for such priorities as medicine, education, agriculture, direct food relief and much more.

Use it virtually: The complete text of the Haggadah, full of pictures, audio, video, recipes and so much more is ideal for your virtual seder but can also be downloaded and printed. 

Dayenu

Dayenu – What does the word ‘enough’ mean? Who can think of ‘ample’ when one is searching for the ‘essential’? This Haggadah includes the answers to such questions from members of the Abayudaya, who lack so many of life’s conveniences and even access to some essential elements of life. This recording is the familiar melody, sung by teens and young adults.

The Four Questions

The Four Questions  Listen to the Abayudaya youth sing the familiar melody in their native language of Luganda, the Bantu language of the Baganda ethnic group in the African Great Lakes region. Discuss at your seder table how different and alike we are as am ehad lev ehad: one people with one heart.