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 1,000 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 1970s, 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 an honest discussion about Ethiopian Jewish life in Israel and the United States.

Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood was born in Ethiopia in 1987, and fled to Israel with their family in 1990. Haftam grew up in Israel until 2011 then moved to the United States where she currently resides in New York City with her husband. 

Rabbi Scott Perlo is leader in the field of Jewish open outreach. He has taught Torah to thousands of unaffiliated Jews, their partners, and those interested in Jewish life of any background. For the last 10 years, Scott has worked primarily with Millennials, addressing the specific needs of the next generation of Jewish life. He lives in New York City with his partner and son.

WHEN

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

ORGANIZATION

92Y

EVENT LOCATION

The 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10128

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212.415.5500

PRICING INFORMATION

Free

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