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Saturday, February 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Face of the Ethiopian Jewry

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A brief background of the Ethiopian Jewry and the current lifestyle of the Ethiopian Jews. In 2015, the government of Israel passed unanimous resolution number 716 to bring the remainder of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel.  Families had been separated in some cases for over two decades between Israel and Ethiopia.  Despite the myriad of promises from the Israeli government, the implementation of this resolution has stalled and there are sill approximately 7,500 community members in Addis Ababa and Gondar awaiting aliyah.

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Abere Kerehu

Ebere is from Ethiopia and is currently studying at Yeshiva University.  He is the founder of the Young Ethiopian Jewish leadership team in Ethiopia, which was created to struggle for the continuation of the Ethiopian Jews' Aliyah and to build capacity  in the community. The team... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST