Welcome to the home of KKSY Putti Community, the only Sephardi Jewish congregation in Uganda. KKSY number just a few hundred, they live peacefully side by side, with their Christian and Muslim neighbors. PVAO, a USA registered charity, helps to support the KKSY community, full name Kahal Kadosh She'erit Yisra'el. PVAO mainly focus on education and health care. Religious instruction is offered to KKSY thru Sephardi contacts in USA, UK and Europe. KKSY own a Torah scroll and make use of a nearby mikveh. Over the next few years, KKSY hope to become a successful, commercial farming community.
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  • Read about the history of the Abayudaya – comprising a third of Putti Village is this unique Orthodox Jewish congregation in Eastern Uganda.

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A Hebrew Class at KKSY

During her recent very hectic week visiting the KKSY Community, Ekaterina Mitiaev from World Jewish Relief, took time off  in order to give some of KKSY members in class in Hebrew. Since Ekaterina spent considerable time living in Israel, she was ideally suited to hold this impromptu class, in which she taught students the basics of […]


          Shavuot, the ‘Festival of Weeks,’ marks the end of a seven-week period that connects the Exodus from Egypt (Pesaḥ) with the giving of the Torah. The holiday is observed fifty days after the first day of Passover and it has five different names, each connected to a different aspect of the holiday’s meaning: 1) […]

Good News For Our U.K. Donors

We Need Your Help!

The simple little synagogue used by the KKSY Community has been demolished and swept away due to severe winds and torrential rains in Eastern Uganda.
Currently, the community has no-where to go to pray.

Can you please help us to rebuild their synagogue using some stronger materials.
Any and all donations welcomed.

You can donate either on line by clicking the button below, or, by sending a check made out to PVAO
c/o Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander
21 East 22nd Street, Apt 12G, New York, NY 100010

All donors will receive an official receipt.

Thank you on behalf of Putti Village Assistance Org. (PVAO) a USA registered charity.