Celebrating the Sigd

Each evening, there will be performances and talks from those who took part in the evacuation from Ethiopia, and film showings.

A MEMBER of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel wears a medallion with the Star of David as he takes part in a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd. (photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)
A MEMBER of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel wears a medallion with the Star of David as he takes part in a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd.
(photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)
The Jerusalem Nature Museum will be transformed into an Ethiopian Village on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to honor Sigd, the Ethiopian holiday marking the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, God and His Torah. 
From 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day, free workshops will be offered in Ethiopian basket-making, traditional dance, and how to make traditional Ethiopian coffee and food.
Participants will have the chance to meet top Ethiopian artists who will display and sell their art, in addition to meeting elders who lived most of their lives in Ethiopia and have been here for decades, with many stories to tell.
Each evening, there will be performances and talks from those who took part in the evacuation from Ethiopia, and film showings.
The nighttime events cost NIS 40 for adults, and NIS 30 for students, seniors, soldiers and youths.

For more information, go to facebook.com/events/719974818499510, or write to tracey@malkatshva.net.