On June 25, 2019, we had the honor of launching the “Memories of Ethiopia” website at the Wohl Center, Bar-Ilan University.

Five years after the project began, its objectives had been achieved. The day the website went live was an exciting and memorable one, shared by the project’s participants, team members, and some 250 esteemed guests. 

The interviewees arrived with their families and were presented with a certificate thanking them for sharing their remarkable life stories. Old acquaintances from the Beta Israel community were surprised and delighted to see one another after many years.

President Reuven Rivlin honored us with his virtual presence, offering warm greetings via video. Among the guests were the Ambassador of Ethiopia as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education Ministry and the Israel National Library.

It is our pleasure to share with you the short film prepared about the event, along with a selection of photos taken there. They convey the heart-warming atmosphere enjoyed by all.

Judith, Ilan & Shilo de Beer