Project Spotlight: Providing for Ethiopian Jews in Israel

The Fellowship  |  October 20, 2022

Man from IFCJ staff going through a food box with a recipient.
(Photo: Yossi Zeliger)

One of the unique ways The Fellowship provides for Ethiopian Jews in Israel is by providing teff flour—a grain common in Ethiopian cuisine. Teff is a fine grain that is ground into flour and comprises the staple grain of Ethiopian food. Thanks to you, we deliver packages of teff flour each month to 1,700 With Dignity and Fellowship beneficiaries from the Ethiopian community.

Ishambel, one of our recipients in the With Dignity and Fellowship program, who was born in a small village in Ethiopia, always dreamed about Israel from the day she was born. Today, she is in Israel and is so grateful to The Fellowship for making her feel very welcome and supported, saying, “The most significant help is the monthly delivery of the teff flour and legumes for cooking. Teff flour is the basis of every meal for Ethiopians. In Israel, it is very expensive to buy, and with my limited resources, I would not be able to afford it. Thanks to The Fellowship, I know that I will not starve. I know that I will have enough teff flour for the whole month.”

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