Ethiopian Jewish Community

Falash Mura On U.S. Visit To Press Emigration

Ad hoc group here urging Israel to take in those still in limbo in Gondar compound.

08/02/2016 - 12:33
Staff Writer

Demoz Deboch, a member of a family of subsistence Jewish farmers in rural northern Ethiopia, left his village for the first time at 11, when everyone in his family moved to Gondar, the largest city in that part of the Ethiopian country. They sold their possessions, leaving their land and life behind, to live near a small Jewish compound in Gondar while waiting to immigrate to Israel.

Courtesy of Ryan Porush

Cousin Of Michelle Obama To Serve As ‘Black Chief Rabbi’

07/12/2015 - 20:00

 Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago was nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century.

Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr., hopes to promote acceptance of race and diversity within the American Jewish community. Via chicagotrib

The Last Jews Of Ethiopia

Israel to conclude Falash Mura aliyah by August.
06/03/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The remaining members of the Ethiopian Jewish community will make aliyah by the end of this summer, and the Jewish Agency educational compound in the northern part of the country that has prepared them for their new lives in Israel will be turned over this month to the Ethiopian government.

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