The members of the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations spent their second full day in Israel learning about Fellowship projects and touring sites of historical and biblical significance.
During breakfast, they learned about the aliyah (immigration to Israel) of Ethiopian Jewry. Then they visited the Fellowship House Ethiopian Spiritual Center in Netanya.
Following a welcome that included authentic Ethiopian buna (coffee) and popcorn, Zehava Tesfay, The Fellowship's manager of the Azimut program, spoke about the work being done to provide the tools for success to young people who have no other solutions.
The group then met Yael Eckstein in Caesarea, the port city built by Herod the Great in 13 BCE. The day proceeded with a visit to the Muhraka Carmelite Monastery, which is famous for being the site of the Sacrifice of Elijah the Prophet.
The final stop of the day was the Gal Pre-Army Leadership program in the city of Acco. The group met with instructors and students, including Ethiopians and Druze, who are receiving scholarship assistance from The Fellowship. They spoke about the significance of the program to their future success in both the Israel Defense Forces and life after their military service.
Stop back tomorrow for the latest update on the delegation's tour!