Sigd - An ancient Jewish holiday, has been observed for centuries by the Beta Israel (Jewish Ethiopian) community Fifty days after Yom Kippur, we celebrate the Sigd. Join us to learn more about the holiday with David Mihret, Director of the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ)-Israel.
As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.
This opportunity was really a turning point, providing a springboard where I could use my voice to represent my community and fill a gap in the knowledge of Jewish people globally — many of whom remain unaware of Israel’s Ethiopian Jewry,
Eden Amare Yitbarek, 23, studied at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya as part of special program sponsoring youngsters from the community with leadership potential for BA degrees.
Being Black and Jewish, I was always very aware of anti-Semitism and racism.
That 3-year-old girl who came to Israel barefoot, without a mother, and after a very long trek, has finally made it.
Spiritual leaders of the Jewish Ethiopian community were denied equal funding by local religious councils, and have been fighting in court since 1992.
I looked to the people around me who I had just met moments ago and saw the threads of life’s tapestry binding us together. It was a connection to my religion that I had never experienced.
Incredible story of sacrifice and the inspiration of a child, Vered Achihon, now 39, who walked to Israel with her parents from Ethiopia via Sudan, on a perilous journey spanning months.
Nirit Takele says she has always painted about the disadvantaged Ethiopian community; it’s not some stream of ‘black art’ shown for the trendy in New York or London