Cantor Stein vs. Cantor Stein to Support the Jews of Ol-Kalou Kenya

$3,856   raised
GOAL: $3,600

50

 Donors

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It’s Stein vs. Stein!!!

In June, Kehillat Israel Kenya will be receiving the beautiful gift of a Torah to replace the small, paper Torah they have so lovingly chanted from in the absence of a proper scroll. What they still need is an aron kodesh to house this sacred gift. Managing Director at Kehillat Israel Kenya, Yehudah Kimani, has worked directly with local artisans to design and build an ark, but still needs to fund the project.

Recording Session

In February, Cantors Mike Stein and Jeremy Stein visited the amazing Jewish community of Ol-Kalou, Kenya, attending Shabbat services, teaching Torah, recording beautiful music, eating delicious home-cooked meals, and forging deep friendships to last a life-time. (There was also Jeremy’s first ever attempt at teaching Israeli Dance).

In thanks for the wonderful hospitality they received, Cantors Stein and Stein are going head to head to raise money to make this ark a reality. Each has committed to find 50 people to donate $36 for a grand total of $3,600. This money will not only help fund the ark, but also support the community’s quest to be officially registered as a religious community with the Kenyan government which will greatly facilitate future donations by making all contributions tax deductible.

Community Elder Sarah (Husband is Avraham)

Who will reach his goal first? You can decide my making your contribution today!

Where the money will go:
$1,000 will subsidize the design, construction, and transportation of the ark.
$2,500 will cover government and legal and registration fees associated with becoming a recognized religious organization.
$100 will serve as a safety net for additional expenses incurred.

About the Cantors

Cantor Michael Stein serves Temple Aliya in Woodland Hills, California. A grammy winning singer, Broadway performer, and acclaimed bluegrass fiddler, Michael has forged a deep relationship with the Abayudaya, over the course of nine trips to Nabagoya Hill, and developed a lasting relationship with their spiritual leader, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu. In June, Michael will return to Uganda and Kenya to join in the Abayudaya 100 year anniversary celebration.

Cantor Jeremy Stein serves Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid in Milwaukee, WI. While studying for the year in Jerusalem as a cantorial school at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he was introduced to Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, then a rabbincal student, who shared some of the Abayudaya’s favorite melodies. Jeremy hoped one day to visit Rabbi Sizomu in Uganda, and learn more about his unique community. He is overjoyed that this dream has become a reality.

More Pictures of this Amazing Jewish Community

Cooking for the Community Picnic

Chopping Firewood for the Community Picnic

 

Jamming at the Picnic

More Jamming!

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2019-06-06
Martin Mould
$36
2019-05-30
Anonymous donor
2019-05-21
Susan & Marc Sacks
$360
"כל הכבוד!"
2019-05-21
Steve & Lorie Wertheimer
2019-05-16
Jessie & Ellie Schwade
$18
2019-05-15
Sue and Rick Strait
$54
2019-05-14
Neil & Jane Zimmerman
$36
"Mazel Tov on your new Torah and Ark"
2019-05-14
Zeke Taub
2019-05-14
The Levin Family
$54
2019-05-10
Anonymous donor
$36
2019-05-10
Scott & Rachel Steele
2019-05-10
Anonymous donor
2019-05-07
Jamie & Jared Stein
$36
"Go, Cantors Stein, Go!"
2019-05-06
Melinda Steffey
$72
2019-05-05
David Lipp
$180
"Chazak, Chazak v'Nitchazek!"
2019-05-05
Miller family
$72
2019-05-02
Marlene and Jerry Deutsch
$72
2019-05-02
Ellen & Stephen Goldstein
$18
2019-04-30
Joyce and Harley Wishner
$36
"Hazzen Stein, Thank you for the work you do!"
2019-04-30
Mimi Haselkorn
$118
2019-04-30
Rodney Ugent
$36
2019-04-30
Kazan Family
$18
"Rock on, Hazzan JEREMY Stein!"
2019-04-30
Deb I.
$18
2019-04-30
Donna & Leo Kleiner
$36
"In honor of our Hazzan, Jeremy Stein"
2019-04-30
Judy Stein
"West Coast support for cousin Jeremy!"
2019-04-29
Stephanie Meadow
$36
2019-04-29
Penney Stein
"Kol HaKavod, Jeremy!"
2019-04-28
Amichai and Kari Margolis
"In honor of our friends, Cantor Jeremy Stein and his amazing family."
2019-04-28
Anonymous donor
2019-04-26
Faye
$54
2019-04-26
Anonymous donor
2019-04-26
Anonymous donor
$36
"Can I come?!?!?!)"
2019-04-25
debra Perlo
$118
"With love and admiration for my friend Hazzan Mike Stein"
2019-04-25
Anonymous donor
2019-04-25
Gerber Family
$252
2019-04-25
Martin Mould
$36
"Kol Hakavod to the growing Bayudaya Jewish community at Ol Kaluu,"
2019-04-25
Tanya and Rich Abronson
$118
2019-04-25
Anonymous donor
2019-04-24
Abrey Myers
$72
2019-04-24
Anonymous donor
$36
2019-04-24
Jackie & Michael Waterman
$36
"In honor of Mike Stein"
2019-04-24
Anonymous donor
"Great Kidush Hashem. I'm glad Claude Roxborough sent me here!"
2019-04-24
William Stein and Laura Miles
$180
2019-04-24
Merrill and Gregg Alpert
$72
"We are honored to be included in this incredible Mitzvah! Yasher koach Cantors Stein!"
2019-04-24
Anonymous donor
2019-04-24
Jay and Bobby Miller
$36
2019-04-24
Roy Crown
$36
"for Mike Stein"
2019-04-24
Donna and Danny Barwald
$36
"Chag Pesach Sameach!"
2019-04-24
Anonymous donor
$54
2019-04-23
Anonymous donor

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Cantor Stein vs. Cantor Stein to Support the Jews of Ol-Kalou Kenya

$3,856   raised
GOAL: $3,600

50

 Donors

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The Cantors Stein

In February, Cantors Stein and Stein traveled with nine others to visit the Abayudaya, the Jews of Uganda, in a mission of solidarity. Following their ten day stay in Uganda, the two then visited the Jewish Congregation of Ol-Kalou, Kenya, a passionate Jewish community whose members are committed to their religious, spiritual, and intellectual growth.Following their visit, the two Cantors Stein pledged continued support for this emerging Jewish community, beginning with raising funds for an ark as the congregation prepares to welcome its first Torah.

  • Sasa (Hello)
    7 claimed

    You'll receive an mp3 of Mike and Jeremy's favorite track from their recording sessions, a joyous song of praise recalling the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds sung in the community's native Kikuyu.

  • Poa (response to Sasa)
    17 claimed

    You'll receive the Sea of Reeds mp3 listed above, plus one additional track from the recording session.

  • Habari Yako (How are you?)
    4 claimed

    You'll receive the Sea of Reeds mp3 listed above, plus two additional tracks from the recording session.

  • Poa Sana (Very Good)
    3 claimed

    You'll receive the Sea of Reeds mp3 listed above, plus three additional tracks from the recording session.

  • Asante (Thank you)
    3 claimed

    You'll receive the Sea of Reeds mp3 listed above, plus four additional tracks from the recording session.

  • Karibu Sana (Welcome/You're Welcome)
    1 claimed

    You'll receive the Sea of Reeds mp3 listed above, five additional tracks from the recording session.

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