New Years Greeting

Dear Supporters of KKSY-Uganda,

What a year it has been…!

To our immense joy, PVAO are happy to report that our KKSY Sephardi Community has continued to increase in strength, moving further towards self-sustainability and a flourishing Jewish life.

Of course, there is still a very long road ahead with the unavoidable ups and downs, but we have so much to be grateful for.

In the last year, with the help of PVAO supporters (special thanks to Joel!), KKSY-Uganda was able to build a synagogue on their new land. A temporary one to be sure, but workable -if need be- for at least the next decade.

PVAO have plans in the fullness of time, over several years, to build a permanent synagogue complex which would include classrooms, an office, a library and a guesthouse. Right now, these are merely dreams, but with your help and donations they can become a reality.

Families have been able to increase their livelihood through the agricultural project led by Jewish Response Uganda to which we are so much indebted. As Chairman of PVAO, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jewish Response Uganda for their outstanding support. The programs put into place by them have been an outstanding contribution to the lives of our KKSY members.

I would also like to say ‘thank you so much’ to my fellow PVAO board members, Ros, Fred, Joel, Hindy, Dahlyt and Moshe, who put so much time and work into this and without whom PVAO might not exist.

And last but not least, a big thank-you to all our donors including those who have helped fund our educational and medical branches, notably Jacob, Fred, Ralph, Mort ‘n Viv, Nancy, Judith, Hindy and all those amazing people who wish to remain anonymous.

Finally, dear friends, we kindly invite you to make a meaningful New Year donation towards our projects (incl. education, building and medical).
Important holidays like Rosh haShana and Yom Kippur are especially appropriate moments to remember our brothers and sisters that are near to our hearts. You can make your highly appreciated donations online via our website or you can send a check made out to PVAO, addressed to myself.

I wish you all a wonderful, happy and peaceful, New Year.
Thank you again for your support, always much needed and appreciated.

ותזכו לשנים רבות נעימות וטובות, ולמעשים טובים










Rabbi Sjimon den Hollander

PVAO Chairman





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