As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

Leoni Jesner, JTA, 12/30/2020

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,

Israeli of Ethiopian origin one of 2 Rhodes scholars bound for Oxford

Israeli of Ethiopian origin one of 2 Rhodes scholars bound for Oxford

Sue Surkes, The Times of Israel, 12/17/2020

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.

Why Ziggy Marley Made a Children’s Album During Quarantine

Why Ziggy Marley Made a Children’s Album During Quarantine

Patrick Doyle, RollingStone, 09/23/2020

Marley recruited friends including Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Ben Harper, and more for a joyous new LP.

My Grandpa Was Killed for Being a Jew in Ethiopia – Now I Fight for Black Lives in Israel

My Grandpa Was Killed for Being a Jew in Ethiopia – Now I Fight for Black Lives in Israel

Ashager Araro, Jewish Journal, 06/25/2020

Being Black and Jewish, I was always very aware of anti-Semitism and racism.

Meet the First Ethiopian-Born Minister in Israel

Meet the First Ethiopian-Born Minister in Israel

Yossi Aloni, Israel Today, 05/19/2020

That 3-year-old girl who came to Israel barefoot, without a mother, and after a very long trek, has finally made it.

Coronavirus: In Ethiopia, a vulnerable Jewish community risks disaster

Coronavirus: In Ethiopia, a vulnerable Jewish community risks disaster

Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post, 05/11/2020

Even before the pandemic, the condition of people here was not good, we don’t have real houses and most of the community does not have a job, so you can only imagine what our present condition is.

120 hours in Ethiopia: From Jewish miracle workers to Shabbat in Gondar

120 hours in Ethiopia: From Jewish miracle workers to Shabbat in Gondar

Carmel Madadshahi, Jerusalem Post, 03/12/2020

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.

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd Holiday

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd Holiday

Eric Tenorio, Jewish Boston, 11/26/2019

In Israel, the holiday officially began on Nov. 26 and continues through Nov. 27.

Wild, colorful, book of portraits shatters all stereotypes of who is a Jew

Wild, colorful, book of portraits shatters all stereotypes of who is a Jew

Jenni Frazer, The Times of Israel, 11/22/2019

Catch an Argentinian-Jewish cowboy, a murderer, tattooed Jews and more in ‘Jew,’ by John Offenbach, the center of a new exhibit at London’s Jewish Museum through April.