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Sam and Erica Weisz, past contributing bloggers

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Sam and Erica Weisz photo_th
Our parents counted out eight crisp singles. We are now ready for our trip, but are hoping not to need the eight bucks. Erica and I have officially been hired as mitzvah messengers, shaliach mitzvah, in hopes of returning home safe, in one piece. Read More

Hugs, Mozungos, and Mbale photo_th
The meeting of the minds of Mbale’s Jewish ambassadors. First impressions drew us in with the sincerity of the handshake. It’s not a wimpy, nice to meet you handshake. We are talking about a genuine excitement, one reflected in a full body handshake leading to many lengthy hugs. Read More

Teaching Uganda's Jewish children photo_th
Our first days in Mbale Town were filled with many “meetings.” Short-term and long-term dental goals, logistics, and schedules were discussed at length. As decisions were slowly made, we felt more than ready to hit the field running. Be prepared, Africa! Read More

Under the Mango Tree photo_th
The week was filled with outside dentistry. Our days were spent under the shade of a mango tree, helping the community with much needed dental care. Read More

A Story of Old for Our Kids of Today photo_th
With each Jewish holiday, we revisit familiar stories, many of which we grew up with since our youth: Queen Esther on Purim, Moses on Passover, Judah and the Maccabees on Chanukah. And every year, we are challenged to find new meaning within the stories, in order to keep them fresh and alive for the next generation. Read More


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