Passport to Peoplehood: Ethiopia

Explore the rich Jewish heritage of Ethiopia. Learn about the ancient roots of Sigd, and the new expressions of Sigd in Israel today.


Ethiopia Slideshow

Discover the long Jewish history of Ethiopia, one of Africa’s oldest continuous civilizations.

Ethiopia Slideshow Script (PDF)

Ethiopia Educator Background (PDF)

Sigd Slideshow

What is the Jewish holiday of Sigd, and how is it celebrated?

Sigd Slideshow Script (PDF)

Sigd Educator Background (PDF)

Art Project

Havdalah Spice Sachets

Awaken the senses with fragrant spice sachets.


Ethiopian Spice Cookies & Tea

Take an Ethiopian tea break with recipes for Spice Cookies and Spice Tea.


Migration Worksheet

Ethiopian Jews are part of the communal Jewish history of migration and expulsion. If you had to leave your home suddenly, what would you bring? Best used in conjunction with the Ethiopia Slideshow.

Articles about Ethiopian Jews

A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >