Sefwi Wiawso is a village of 1500 people in a remote, mountainous region in western Ghana. The 70 Jewish families live near each other in a quarter of the village called New Adiembra, which begins about halfway down the southern slope, while their Christian neighbours live in the rest of the village. Most of the Jews have Biblical names - David, Joseph and Joshua, along with Rebecca, Sarah and Abigail. Some have archetypal Ghanaian names like Kofi.
The funds being raised by the sale of these challah covers are being used to update the guest accommodation in Sefwi Wiaso. The guest house is frequently used to accommodate Jewish visitors or those who do not wish to travel on Shabbat.
An initiative of Kulanu Canada