19 2022

Kesher Israel Stories: Meet Brhan, an Ethiopian Teen (TBE)

6:30PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Beth El via Zoom
Madison, WI

Contact Melissa Osborne

The Temple Beth El Kesher Israel Committee brings Israeli Rav Joshua Weisberg and Ethiopian teen Brhan to visit our community via Zoom. Central to the presentation is a 20-minute short film in which Brhan speaks of her life in Ethiopia and then in Israel. The event will begin with a short introduction and d’var Torah by Rabbi Jonathan Biatch. Rav Weisberg will then introduce the film. After viewing, the floor will be open for Q&A. Finally, Brhan will treat us to an Amharic musical rendition.

Rabbi Mark Cohn of Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem, NC, offered this recommendation about the program: "I do believe [this program] deepened people’s connections and understandings of Israel. We met with Brhan Vorko. It was a wonderful new opening for a lot of our congregants on the reality of the Ethiopian experience (in coming to Israel and living there today). With the story of Brhan, I found, in speaking with our folks afterwards, they could relate as humans and as Jews as the stories are … well, universal and particular."

Please register for Zoom link.

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