On Thursday, December 1st, the Derech Eretz Yerucham campus cohort cohosted an event to celebrate the Ethiopian-Jewish holiday, Sigd, marking the receiving of the Torah and immigration to Israel.

The event included an exhibit, a buffet of traditional Ethiopian cuisine, music, dancing, a guest lecture by leaders of the Ethiopian community in Israel as well as the screening of the movie “The Jerusalem Dream” by Director Manny Elias.

We were joined by friends, including the parents of our Ethiopian program participants who came prior to the event to speak with Derech Eretz participants.