I need to know about the history of the synagogue(Nairobi)
We have a history of the synagogue available for US dollars 50 or the equivalent of ksh 4500/- please send a cheque made payable to the nairobi hebrew congregation for the same amount and we will arrange for collection. Our postal address is on the site.
Just returned home from an incredible East African safari and had a day in Nairobi to await our flight home. Our tour guide overheard one of us talking about visiting synagogues wherever we travel. He took us to The Nairobi Synagogue where we were met by three very friendly guards. Our guide told us about their background which would have made anyone with any other plan but to visit our universal place of worship an unheard of thought! The African “paratrooper” as our guide called him was wonderful and took us in to visit. He spoke so proudly of the shul and his membership in it. I see now (on your website) that we needed to give you prior notice (which was something I never even thought about because I didn’t assume there would be any Jews in East Africa) to visit. The gentleman explained the same history I learned about on your website.
I wish your luck in your continued efforts to keep Judaism alive around the world!
Ellen thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back. We will pass on your appreciation to our security team.
I’d like to know what it takes to convert to Judaism. Your assistance is highly appreciated.
I regret that we unfortunately have no rabbi nor the facilities to assist with conversion.
I am so dissappointed to learn that the nai synagogue only allows israeli jews in.so much so that it feels like racism.Everything from the reception at the gate all the way is so unwelcoming.So disheartening yet our good G-d commands you not to do it to the sujourner coz only He alone knows the heart of such a person.
Any other non israeli sharing the same opinion?
Kate the congregation is split half Israeli and half not. Your racist comments are therefore misguided and inacccurate. Entry to the synagogue is strictly control due to the authorities advising us of the potential for terrorist attacks.
Am Johnam, and am interested in joining jewish synagogue.
I regret that membership is limited to Jews and we unfortunately have no rabbi hence no opportunity to assist with conversion.
I’m a Kenyan, I’m interested in Joining you. I’ve learn a lot on literature and I feel u should be part of you. Would I be able to join, and if yes, what are the procedures. Thanks.
I had no idea that there was a kehilla in Kenya.
I found your website purely by accident… Being originally from the UK and having grown-up in South Africa I was reading about remote kehillot.
How many Jews live in Nairobi? How do you manage there with mitzvos like Bris Mila, matzos, 4 species etc…
Moadim lsimcha and kol tuv
R’ Sholem Carr
We have a new Rabbi starting with us next month.
Is. It. Messianic?
No it is not.
Currently in partnership with Jews in Israel,South Africa,Montenegro and America formed “NGO Likud Kenya” and i could love to visit the synagogue plus familiarise with Jewish Community in Kenya,please advise
Please fill in our visitors form on our website and we will take it from there.
I would love to be taught the book of Esther. It been my passion to be able to do so. My friends who lived in the same compound with a RABBI opposite Windsor Hotel had spoken to them about it.
I will greatly appreciate.
Unfortunately we have no Rabbi but there is lots on the internet. Try https://www.meaningfullife.com/feast-fast/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkMHz–Oo1QIVTLftCh0BCwVEEAAYASAAEgKUd_D_BwE
I will be visiting Nairobi in the next week. If it is possible I would love to attend any services for Rosh Hashonah. I’m not 100% positive I can get tho the synogogue – it depends on the family I am staying with. Thank you.(p.s. I am a great grandaughter of Akiva Eiger, and this opportunity would be a “coming home” for me)
Please fill in the visitor application form on our website and send a passport copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please apply on our visitor form on the front page of the website http://www.nairobisynagogue.org
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