Being an Ethiopian Jew in Israel and America: Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood and Rabbi Scott Perlo in Conversation - 92Y, New York

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Being an Ethiopian Jew in Israel and America

Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood and Rabbi Scott Perlo in Conversation

Ethiopian Jewry was mostly unknown to the rest of world Judaism for over a thousand years until contact was made between them and other Jewish communities in the late 20th century.

Since their mass aliyah to Israel starting in the late ’70s, Ethiopian Jews have been treated with love, but also with racism and discrimination. Some of those Jews have now made their home in the U.S. This Yom Kippur, join Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood and Rabbi Scott Perlo for a honest discussion about Ethiopian Jewish life in Israel and the United States.

This conversation is free and open to all.

Rabbi Scott Perlo

Rabbi Scott Perlo is leader in the field of Jewish open outreach. He's taught Torah to thousands of unaffiliated Jews, their partners, and those interested in Jewish life of any background …

Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood

Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood was born in Ethiopia in 1987 and fled to Israel with their family in 1990 …

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