Many know of Israel’s dramatic rescue of the Jews of Ethiopia during operations Moses and Solomon. Fewer know of the operations since then, involving thousands of Jews who have gone to Israel from all over the north of Ethiopia. However, there are still 9,000 in Gondar and Addis Ababa who are waiting to go. Their aliyah is controversial. What their lives are like, and why they are still there will be the subject of this talk.
Sybil Sheridan is a rabbi at the West London Synagogue and rabbi at Newcastle Reform Synagogue. She is founder of the charity ‘Meketa’ which supports Jews still living in Ethiopia.