Ethiopian Community

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SPACE Scholastic Assistance Program in the city of Karmiel

The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) unites global Jewry, the Government of Israel and the Ethiopian-Israeli community in its mission to advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society. ENP is a partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America, the Government of Israel, representatives of Ethiopian Jewish community organizations, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) and Keren Hayesod-UIA. ENP works in true partnership with the Ethiopian-Israeli community, involving them at local and national levels at every stage of the creation, implementation and evaluation of ENP programs. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is a proud supporter of the SPACE (Scholastic Assistance) program in Karmiel, an after-school program which  aims to ensure the full and successful integration of Ethiopian-Israeli children by enabling them to perform well in school, while increasing self-confidence and addressing social and emotional barriers to their success.  Learn more…

JobKatif-AchotenuJobKatif: Achotenu
Ethiopian-Israeli Nurse Training Program

JobKatif, founded in 2005, provides rehabilitative employment services to different populations in Israel, including Ethiopian-Israelis. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh supports their Achotenu program, which was launched in 2013 in order to assist Ethiopian young adults to gain acceptance into nursing studies on the basis of culturally compatible criteria, so that they can find stable employment, break out of poverty and integrate into Israeli society. Their current program consists of a preparatory year and four years of academic studies, through a partnership with Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital.  Learn more…

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