Rabbi Yonah and Jewlicious Festivals featured in SF Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Young Jews from Fort Bragg to Uganda gather

Lisa Alcalay Klug, Special to The Chronicle

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Grammy-nominated J.J. Keki, an Ugandan Jew, performs at t... Little girls show off their pretty dresses at the Jewlici... People dance at an evening concert at the Jewlicious Fest... Songwriter Rav Shmuel performs from his

When J.J. Keki began leading classic Hebrew songs at a traditional Jewish Sabbath meal in Long Beach last weekend,

his 400 lunch companions were transfixed. An African Jew and Grammy-nominated musician, Keki attended Jewlicious 3.0 @ the Beach, self-described as the largest Jewish youth festival. And whether he was singing or discussing his work directing the fair trade Mirembe Kawomera Cooperative for Jewish, Christian and Muslim coffee farmers in his homeland, Uganda, Keki had found his audience.

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