The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 2013 Annual Campaign begins on Thursday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m., at the Sandler Family Campus. The Kick Off event features the opening of From Gondar to Jerusalem: The Remarkable Rescue of Ethiopia’s Jews, a compelling, limited-run photo exhibition documenting the process of Ethiopian Jews taking the final steps along their journey to Israel.
Sharing their own powerful stories about the rescue of Ethiopia’s Jews will be the firsthand accounts of Micha Feldman, “Abba Micha,” who was involved in the remarkable airlifts of thousands of Ethiopians in Operation Moses and Operation Solomon, and who continues to be an advocate for Ethiopian Israelis (see a review of his book on page 22), and local resident Maly Gaday Jackson. As a young Ethiopian Jew, Jackson and her family escaped the country during Operation Moses and resettled in Israel. She now lives with her husband and children in Tidewater and is an assistant teacher at the Strelitz Early Childhood Center on the Sandler Family Campus.
This engaging and fascinating evening marks the start of the fundraising year of the UJFT, which financially supports, among other important causes, the rescue and renewal of Jews all over the world.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, call 757‑965‑6115, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.