I am forwarding this invitation to you in the hope that you may want to attend and meet Aaron Kintu Moses. We have known him for several years and first met him in Uganda in the Abayudaya Jewish Community near Mbale, in Eastern Kenya. Several years ago we raised some money to help the school build latrines for the students and also purchase a small generator.While this event may no doubt be of interest to you, and there is no cost, it is a fundraising event. All of the money that is raised will help the Abaudaya Jewish Community of Uganda. Indeed Aaron Kintu Moses is a remarkable man and leader of the Abaudaya.It will be very nice to see you on November 15th.
Peter and Hinda Schnurman
Please join us in giving a very special welcome to Aaron Kintu Moses, leader of the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda!
On Thursday, November 15, we’re having an invitation-only gathering at the home of Howard Metzenberg in Seattle to introduce Aaron Kintu Moses, Headmaster of the Abayudaya primary school in Uganda, during his speaking tour around the United States. This is a special opportunity to meet a remarkable man who has helped lead his community through persecution and poverty as they’ve struggled to maintain their Jewish identity in Africa.
Will you attend?
Location: Please RSVP for location
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
A light vegetarian supper will be served.
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can (email@example.com). Please also RSVP if you cannot attend.
Howard Metzenberg: firstname.lastname@example.org cell 360.553.1149
Aaron Kintu Moses will be touring the US from October 18 through November 21 to inform American audiences about the fascinating history and current developments of the inspiring Jews of Uganda. To view the full calendar of events, visit our online calendar. The annual Kulanu-Abayudaya Speaking Tour supports the two Abayudaya schools in Uganda, which educate and feed nearly 800 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children who study and play together in peace. Kulanu, Inc (www.kulanu.org) is a grassroots non-profit that supports isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world. You can read more about Kulanu’s work with the Abayudaya at www.kulanu.org/abayudaya
We hope you can make it!
Harriet Bograd, President
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