WATCH: From Ethiopia to Israel: Jewish Cleveland’s Commitment to New Beginnings

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The Cleveland Jewish community has been instrumental in bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel, and our support does not end there. Cleveland's sister communities of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs are home to Beit Alfa absorption center.

The absorption center was established in 2007 to integrate new Olim (immigrants) from Ethiopia to Israel. During their first year, adults learn Hebrew and kids are integrated into educational facilities. In year two, the Olim go to work and start saving money to buy an apartment.

To learn more about Federation's work to support Ethiopian Olim, contact Ilanit Gerblich Kalir at ikalir@jewishcleveland.org.

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