Birthright While Black

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 02/10/2019

What one Birthright participant learned from her first trip to Israel.

Born in Ethiopia, S.F. student is now an Israeli citizen and a Jew

Maya Mirsky, J., 12/06/2018

Bezawit Abebe's story may not be typical, but it is one that touches many aspects of what it means to be a Jew in the modern global world.

Israeli sitcom about interracial marriage wins International Emmy

JTA Team, JTA, 11/20/2018

An Israeli comedy series about the marriage between an Ethiopian Jewish man and an Ashkenazi Jewish woman -the first sitcom in Israel to feature a black actor in a lead role.

For Jewish Israelis of Yemenite Heritage, Reviving a Past

Malin Fezehai, New York Times, 11/17/2018

Pre-wedding henna ceremonies have regained popularity in Israel’s Jewish Yemenite community, an expression of ethnic pride in their heritage and traditions.

Meet the Director of 'Fig Tree,' a New Film About Young Love in the Midst of the Ethiopian Civil War

Anya Wassenberg, OkayAfrica, 09/14/2018

At TIFF, we talked to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, the Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker telling a story that has parallels to her own life.

Israeli-Ethiopian Instagram Heartthrob Andebet Ayalla Is Breaking Local Modeling Boundaries

Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 09/05/2018

Andebet Ayalla stands out in the Israeli modeling world. The lanky 25-year-old with a flair for wearing Dior, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and a variation of fanny packs is one of the few Ethiopian Jews in the country's fashion industry.

For an African American Jew, Jerusalem Was a Dream

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 05/09/2018

How the Israel of her childhood imagination became both real and beloved.

Israel showed me I have a place in the global Jewish community

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, The Jewish News of Northern California, 04/12/2018

Even though neither of my parents has been to Israel, my journey to Israel starts with them and their families. I am the result of the love shared between a Jewish man and a Catholic woman from opposite coasts of the United States.

FUNNY, YOU DON’T SEEM ETHIOPIAN

Barbara Sofer, The Jerusalem Post, 04/07/2018

Helen tries to define what’s so incongruous about her. It’s her body language. She walks and talks assertively, takes charge and gives orders. She makes eye contact with everyone.