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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B’nai Jeshurun, NYC previews HEROES film

B’nai Jeshurun, NYC previews HEROES film
On Sunday, April 30 at 5 pm, a special preview short version of the feature-length, work-in-progress documentary film, "HEROES" will be shown at B'nai Jeshurun Community House in New York City.   The address is 270 West 89th Street. There is no charge to attend the Special Preview, but B'nai Jeshurun asks that you register beforehand if possible.    To register, Click Here     WALK-INS ARE ALSO...
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Police to plead guilty or be indicted for beating Demas Ferkade

Police to plead guilty or be indicted for beating Demas Ferkade
The Justice Ministry informed the High Court on Monday that they have offered a deal to the policeman who beat Demas Ferkeda, a young Ethiopian Israeli solider in uniform, without provocation.  Either the policeman would plead guilty and accept punishment, or he will be indicted.  This follows nearly two years of advocacy work by Tebekea, the IAEJ, and other Ethiopian Israeli organizations and lea...
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And About Time, Too…

And About Time, Too…
Justice eluded Ethiopian Israeli soldier Demas Ferkeda in 2015, but that may be changing.  The Jerusalem Post has published an article stating that the Israeli Attorney General is likely to indict policemen who beat  Demas  in Spring 2015.    This unprovoked beating by policemen of a young Ethiopian Israeli soldier - in uniform - was caught on video that went viral, causing protests and demonstrat...
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