Ethiopian Community

Ethiopian National Project

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

La’Ofek, Achotenu לאופק אחותנו

Achotenu empowers Ethiopian-Israelis to fulfill their dream of becoming nurses and establishing a stable financial future, while serving as role models in the community. The program assist students in gaining entry to nursing school, providing academic, financial and emotional support to empower them to graduate and assist in finding employment post-graduation. Achotenu is the only academic nursing program which accepts participants based on culturally equitable criteria. Without this assistance, they would neither be accepted to nursing school, nor would they have the funds for their studies. Expected outcomes are for participants to graduate as academic Registered Nurses, pass the licensing exam and find employment. Achotenu’s target population is young Ethiopian-Israelis, ages 20-35, who completed their high school matriculation exams. Learn more

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