The wave of Ethiopian olim brought Sigd, which takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur and celebrates yearning for Israel, to the Jewish state.
Haile is now beginning her sophomore year, and says the Step-UP activities throughout her freshman year left her feeling inspired and energized.
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.
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.
Surviving war, famine and the pandemic, Ethiopians make aliyah and come to Israel.
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.
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."
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."
How did the Falash Mura immigration become a painful and protracted saga despite multiple Israeli governments’ pledges since 1992 to resolve it?
Once in Israel, Sigd quickly found a place in the Ethiopian jewish community’s life.