NEW YORK (JTA) — Uganda has become the 100th country to have a Chabad-Lubavitch outpost.
Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the capital city of Kampala in October, it was announced this week at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in New York.
At the weekend conference, some 5,600 Chabad emissaries and communal leaders gathered from around the world.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, the emissaries, or shluchim, gathered for a group photo in Crown Heights, the Brooklyn neighborhood that is home to the movement’s worldwide headquarters.
Other countries where Chabad established a permanent presence this year include Montenegro, Nassau in the Bahamas and the Caribbean island of Curacao. These countries followed the recent opening of Chabad Houses in Laos and the Pacific island of New Caledonia.