Sigd: Celebrating Past, Future, & Present
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.
Amharic Song for Sigd
We want to invite American Jews to join in song with our Ethiopian siblings in the joy of celebrating the everlasting Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Since 2008, Sigd has been recognized as a national holiday in Israel.
The Big Buna Bash: One Little Girl's Story About Being Different and the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
When Almaz makes a mistake in school, she's really embarrassed! Other kids tease her because they don't understand her Ethiopian culture. How can she use her family's traditions to make friends? She needs to host a BIG BUNA BASH!
The Ethiopian Israeli Artist Whose 'Black Art' Gives Power to the People
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
18 Things To Know About Ethiopian-Israeli Rapper Eden Derso
Eden Derso is amazing. Seriously. The 21-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli rapper recently broke through with a profile in American Vogue, and since then, we haven’t been able to stop listening to her music.
The Grand Canvases of Nirit Takele's Ethiopian-Israeli Experience
The painter Nirit Takele, already a celebrated artist at 33 years old, is evoking the spirit of both her homelands in her bold work.
An Ethiopian Jew Makes Aliyah a Second Time
What an Israeli Ethiopian Learned About Judaism from American Jews.
At 10 she was airlifted out of Ethiopia. Now she shares her story around the Bay.
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