P’nina Tamanu-Shata returns to the Knesset

P’nina Tamanu-Shata returns to the Knesset
Penina Tamanu-Shata - Yesh Atid MK who served in the 19th Knesset - replaces Yaakov Perry who resigned last week Here is the latest article from Arutz Sheva: כ"ח בשבט תשע"ח, 2/13/2018 ,Arutz Sheva Staff Isaac Harari Penina Tamanu-Shata on Monday evening was sworn in as a member of Knesset, .representing the Yesh Atid party Tamanu-Shata, who also served as an MK in the 19th Knesset, repla...
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FEJ-Ethiopian Israeli NGO Conferencce

FEJ-Ethiopian Israeli NGO Conferencce
For the fourth year in a row, Friends of Ethiopian Jews (FEJ) is sponsoring a one-day conference in Israel on February 21st for Ethiopian Israeli organizations to promote collaboration, best practices, effectiveness, education and professional development.   This year, the conference will include a seminar from renowned scholar and professor, Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom, author of "From Sinai to Ethio...
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Shmuel Yilma and KHA

Shmuel Yilma and KHA
Shmuel Yilma, Board member and former scholarship recipient from Keren Hann Aynor (KHA) has just completed a fund raising tour in the U.S., raising funds for the Keren Hanan Aynor Scholarship Program.   KHA provides scholarships and support to Ethiopian Israeli adults seeking higher degrees.  This year, more than 200 qualified applicants requested scholarships but KHA had funds for only HALF t...
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Dr. Avi Yitzhaki Becomes First Ethiopian Israeli IDF Colonel

Dr. Avi Yitzhaki Becomes First Ethiopian Israeli IDF Colonel
'I have no doubt teenagers in general and teenagers from the Ethiopian community in particular will see this as a realization  of the phrase "If you will it, it is no dream,"' Yitzhaki said after receiving his new rank from IDF chief Eisenkot. YNETnews story by Yoav Zitun Dr. Avi Yitzhaki, the chief medical officer of the Southern Command, became on Thursday the first Israeli of Ethiopia...
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AEJ Advocacy for Housing!

AEJ Advocacy for Housing!
One of the most pressing issues AEJ is working on now is the planned closure of the Mevasseret Zion absorption center on September 4, 2017  - 660 residents are being evacuated by the Jewish Agency/Ministry of Absorption.  At the moment, the plan is to move the residents to yet another absorption center. Many of these "olim" have been in the country for over 10 years!  We are with working a group o...
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Shula Mola awarded Sami Michael Prize

Shula Mola awarded Sami Michael Prize
Congratulations to Shula Mola, Chairperson of the Association of Ethiopian Jews, on receiving the Sami Michael Prize! Shula Mola is one of three recipients of the prize for individuals who contribute to society by reducing social gaps and encouraging equal opportunity, which has been awarded this year for the first time. The judge's wrote: "For Shula Mola's activity as a courageous leader wh...
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Spotlight on Tech Career

Spotlight on Tech Career
The Times of Israel recently published a major story about the amazing success of and need for Tech Career-Technology Training for Ethiopian Israelis.   Tech Career offers Ethiopian Israeli young adults professional technological training, personal development workshops and job placement services, and has an outstanding success rate.   Read the full story, here, or get the highlights below. And...
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Baruch Tegegne (z”’l)

Baruch Tegegne (z”’l)
An event in memory and honor of Baruch Tegegne (z'''l) - one of the great heroes of the long and grueling Ethiopian Jewish aliyah - was held at Beit Hatfutsot Museum in Tel Aviv on June 11, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. In addition, an exhibit about Ethiopian Jews and Operation Moses entitled 30 Years Since Operation Moses is also showing now thru January. It was an emotional event for Baruch, with a...
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Keren Hanan Aynor- Supporting Students today, Creating the Leaders of tomorrow!

Keren Hanan Aynor- Supporting Students today, Creating the Leaders of tomorrow!
Friends of Ethiopian Jews is pleased to announce its new partnership with Keren Hanan Aynor, which provides scholarships for Ethiopian Israelis seeking higher academic education.  Keren Hanan Aynor particularly targets older students who may have less support available - such as students earning Masters degrees or PhD's, students returning to school at a later age, or married students with famil...
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Ethiopian Israeli Leaders in the News

Ethiopian Israeli Leaders in the News
Ethiopian Israeli leaders from two outstanding organizations were in the U.S. recently speaking to the American Jewish Community.  Tebeka-Advocacy for Equality and Justice for Ethiopian Israelis and Olim Beyahad-Employment and Leadership for Ethiopian Israeli University Graduates were recognized by American Jewish major organizations such as AIPAC, large Federations and other groups. Tebeka...
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