Lemba Jewish community leader embarks on North American speaking tour

February 19, 2013
Modreck Maeresera, a leader of the Lemba Jewish community in Zimbabwe, will be visiting Temple Emanu-El in Port Richmond a neighborhood situated in Staten Island (one of the five boroughs of New York City, United States) on February 22-23 as part of a North American speaking tour. The tour, which began on February ...

Congregation for Humanistic Judaism seeks study materials for schools in Zimbabwe

November 15, 2012
Books for Zim (pictures), a project of Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, has collected more than 1,600 pounds of books for delivery to village schools in Zimbabwe through a partnership with US-Africa Children’s Fellowship. Relly Coleman, a congregation member, founded the project in 2005 after a family trip to Zimbabwe to celebrate the 90th ...

Lemba guitarist takes interest in his African-Jewish heritage for new album

August 12, 2012
When I first met Hamlet Zhou, he was the guitarist in Andy Brown and the Storm, for years one of Zimbabwe’s most popular and exciting bands.  At the time, I was based in Zimbabwe, where Hamlet was born and had lived his entire life. I had come there to do film and ...