Welcome to Friends of Ethiopian Jews

Friends of Ethiopian Jews, Inc. (FEJ) supports grassroots Ethiopian-Israeli organizations working to create full integration and successful absorption in Israel for the Ethiopian Jewish community. FEJ was founded in 1998 by members of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) and other veteran activists dedicated to assisting the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel. Through supporting programs and projects led by Ethiopian-Israelis themselves, FEJ strives to empower the community, to help improve opportunities for Ethiopian-Israelis and to help create a just society in Israel overall. FEJ supports organizations that are effective, well-managed grassroots groups, which are achieving measurable, successful results. Today, FEJ helps five Ethiopian-Israeli groups, and welcomes donations on behalf of these outstanding organizations:


Friends by Nature - Community Empowerment
Friends by Nature (FBN) Community Empowerment is a non-profit Israeli organization that was established in 2005 by a diverse group of Ethiopian-Israelis and veteran Israelis, secular and religious ........ Read More



Olim Beyahad
– Or Bandelay Woodelay (in Amharic), – or Rising Together (in English) - integrates members of the Ethiopian Israeli community as a normative and important part of Israeli life in the areas of employment, residence, education, and social life. ........ Read More



Tech-Career - Computer Training for Ethiopian-Israelis
For over 25 years, Ethiopian-Israelis have been attempting to break out of
the harsh socio-economic reality in which they live and integrate into
Israeli society. According to the latest ........ Read More



Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ)
The Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ), directed and run by Ethiopians, is a unique advocacy organization and formidable voice for, and defender of, the Ethiopian community in ........Read More



Tebeka - Advocacy for Equality & Justice for Ethiopian-Israeli. TEBEKA, (Amharic for “Advocate of Justice”), is the legal aid organization serving Israel’s 120,000-member Ethiopian-Israeli community. It was founded in 2000 by Itzik Dessie, the first ........Read More