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.

Slideshows

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

Besamim / Havdalah

Awaken the senses with fragrant spice sachets.

Recipe

Ethiopian Spice Cookies & Tea

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

Discussion

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.

P2P Units

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China / Rosh Hashanah
Israel / Sukkot
Ethiopia / Sigd (FREE!)
The Caribbean / Hanukkah
Iran / Purim
Uganda / Passover
India / Shavuot

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 >