An Ethiopian View
Ethiopia and Ethiopian Jewry, a presentation in two parts:
Part 1, 'A Visit with Ethiopian Jewry: Two Faces, Two Perspectives.' Ethiopian Israeli ShinShinit Batel Mamo and Canadian/Israeli journalist, Judie Oron will take you on a virtual visit with a unique and stunning community. Author of the award-winning "Cry of the Giraffe," Judie will give a Power Point presentation about the dramatic rescue of a former Ethiopian Jewish child slave, now the inspiration for an important social justice campaign. Ethiopian Israeli ShinShinit Batel Mamo will speak about the aliyah of her community from her own and her family's perspective.
Part 2, 'Ethiopia and Israel Today: Two Faces, Two Perspectives.' Ethiopia is leaping forward with its economic growth. But is it leaving its citizens, particularly its girls, far behind? Canadian/Israeli journalist Judie Oron will give a Power Point presentation about the thousands of girls being forced into slavery in Ethiopia today. And Ethiopian Israeli activist and UJA ShinShinit, Batel Mamo will speak about the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel today.
Judie Oron is a journalist and award-winning author who was born in Montreal, moved to Israel in 1967 and returned to Canada in 2004. Her articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Lifestyle Magazine, The Canadian Jewish News, Weekly Press Pakistan, The Jerusalem Report and Christian Women (Australian edition) and Baycreast Publications. "Cry of the Giraffe" is based on the true story of her daughter Wuditu's experience as a slave in Ethiopia.
Featuring Batel Mamo, the UJA Shin-Shin
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