ethiopian jews in israel

Sigd holiday, November 16, 2020

Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd gets a boost in the US with picture books and new resources

The wave of Ethiopian olim brought Sigd, which takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur and celebrates yearning for Israel, to the Jewish state.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
23/11/2022

This Ethiopian-Israeli olah is realizing her dreams at BGU

Haile is now beginning her sophomore year, and says the Step-UP activities throughout her freshman year left her feeling inspired and energized.

By LISA SAMIN
07/10/2022

Jewish Agency chairman Doron Almog returns to Ethiopia

Almog embarks on his first working visit to Ethiopia as Jewish Agency chairman and will visit the Jewish community centers in Gondar and Addis Ababa.

11/09/2022

JFNA mission to accompany 215 Ethiopians on aliyah flight

In addition to more than $100 million in core funding they raise every year, Jewish Federations have launched a campaign of $9m. for the continuation of immigration from Ethiopia.

Rock of Israel: Ethiopians fly home to the Jewish state

Surviving war, famine and the pandemic, Ethiopians make aliyah and come to Israel.

The Orit is a rare Ethiopian version of the Bible. An Israeli family risked it all to retrieve one

In March, an unusual set of circumstances finally allowed an Ethiopian-Israeli family to be reunited with their "Orit", the Ethiopian version of the bible.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/07/2022

Operation Tzur Israel: 150 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Molokan: "This is a very great privilege. We have been waiting for many years to make aliyah and do not believe that this is happening. The first place I would like to see is Jerusalem." 

04/07/2022

Israel's first Ethiopian MK recalls his career, accomplishments

Addisu Messele: "We proved that anything is possible, that we are an integral part of Israeli society, and that we deserve to be in positions of power and influence."

By YAAKOV BAR-ON
01/07/2022

Israel’s Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia: A painful 30-year saga

How did the Falash Mura immigration become a painful and protracted saga despite multiple Israeli governments’ pledges since 1992 to resolve it?

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/06/2022

What does the Ethiopian 'Sigd' holiday signify?

Once in Israel, Sigd quickly found a place in the Ethiopian jewish community’s life.

By SHULA MOLA/JTA
04/11/2021
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