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Finding Love and Jewish Community in Nigeria

- CST
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Rabbi Moshe Saks, ordained at JTS in 1981, is the Spiritual Leader of the Israel Center for Conservative Judaism in Queens, NYC, NY. His daughter is engaged to a Nigerian Jew in Abuja, Nigeria.

Eliana Saks is a production editor in Philadelphia. She is engaged to Moshe Nwafor, a Nigerian Jew and leader of a small but thriving Jewish community in Abuja, Nigeria. Their story was recently featured in an article in Hadassah Magazine: "Finding Love, and Jewish Community, in Nigeria"

Moshe Nwafor is the young spiritual leader of the small congregation of Tikvat Israel in Abuja, Nigeria. He studied at the Yeshiva in Uganda with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu and worked at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. He is engaged to Eliana Saks.

Eliana Saks is a production editor in Philadelphia. She is engaged to Moshe Nwafor, a Nigerian Jew and leader of a small but thriving Jewish community in Abuja, Nigeria. Their story was recently featured in an article in Hadassah Magazine: "Finding Love, and Jewish Community, in Nigeria"

Ugo participated in the conversion of the community and helps lead another community in a different part of Nigeria. 

Moshe Nwafor is the young spiritual leader of the small congregation of Tikvat Israel is Abuja, Nigeria. He studied at the Yeshiva in Uganda with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu and worked at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. He is engaged to Eliana Saks.


Learn about the fascinating story of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, some 50 million strong,  who consider themselves to be Jewish, and the effort to embrace them through Halachic Conversion this past summer.

This session will be presented with Eliana Saks (Rabbi Saks daughter), Moshe Nwafor (Eliana's fiance) and Ugochukwi Nnaji Moshe's brother in law.