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High Holidays throughout Central Africa

Thursday, 22 September, 2011 - 4:13 pm


September 22, 2011
Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo

New Year & High Holiday Services to be offered to Jewish Communities throughout Central Africa and the Sub-Saharan continent

Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa , under the leadership of Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila , in cooperation with Chabad- Lubavitch World Headquarters , are dispatching groups of Rabbinical students to the Sub-Saharan African Region , to help organize the High Holidays programs and enhance the spirit of the ‘Jewish New Year’ amongst the Jewish residents, expatriates and visiting businessmen.

The Student Rabbis will leave from Lubavitch Headquarters in New York City to visit the following cities and countries: The cities of Abuja**, Ibadan and Lagos* in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana, Luanda in Angola, Windhoek** in Namibia, Nairobi** in Kenya, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Malabo in Equatorial Guinea, and Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Jewish residents in Benin, Bostwana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe Islands, Senegal, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe looking to join and participate in one of the local programs, can contact Rabbi Bentolila at [email protected]

In Chabad of Central Africa’s Headquarters in Kinshasa the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the services and educational activities amongst young and adults will be held and conducted at the local Jewish Community Synagogue.

*Services in Lagos, Nigeria will take place at the new and recently established Chabad Center under the leadership of Rabbi Israel Meir and Chaya Uzan.

** In communities such as Abuja, Windhoek and Nairobi, Chabad Lubavitch is working together with the local Jewish communities whose Synagogues will be open for the Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Suckot holiday services.
In the other and more distant Jewish communities, services and programs will take place at Hotels and various locations.

Plans are underway to introduce all children to the art of making their own Shofar known as ‘The Shofar factory’ and to the various High Holiday customs and traditions.

Community leaders, Israeli Ambassadors and other dignitaries will take an active part in the Prayer Services and Jewish Awareness programs.


Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila
Chabad Lubavitch of Central Africa
251, Avenue de la Mission
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Phone: +243-999-770770
Fax: (1212)504 2621
Email: [email protected]



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