10 Things You Didn’t Know About Judaism in Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

About 30,000 Igbos practice some form of Judaism in Nigeria

Descendants of North African Jews who migrated to West Africa, the Igbo Jews in Nigeria share many traditional Jewish practices due to their relative isolation from the larger Nigerian society. There are more than 25 synagogues in Nigeria that cater to Igbo Jews and others, and it is considered one of the largest Jewish populations on the continent.