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Sunday, February 22 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Ethiopian Aliyah: The Past, Present, and Future for Ethiopians in Israel

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Learn about the Jewish community in Ethiopia through three lenses: The Past—why they consider themselves Jews; their lives before moving to Israel; the many inspiring ways they came to Israel; and the challenges they faced once they made it to the 'Holy Land.' The Present—life in Israel as an Ethiopian immigrant; difficulties assimilating into Israeli society; and the question of how/whether to maintain an Ethiopian Jewish identity. The Future—what does the future look like for this unique community?

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Neta Shani

Shaliach, Young Judaea
Neta's journey with Jews from the Diaspora started in 2002 when he participated in a Birthright trip all around Israel.  Since 2007 he has been working for Young Judaea in Israel, beginning as a Madrich and after graduation working full time for the organization. Neta has served as director of the students’ programs including Amirim and Onward Israel. He continues to work tirelessly to keep Young Judea vibrant in South Florida. 

Sunday February 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 120