Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony in Israel

August 4, 2015 | See UJIA

This year’s UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme has culminated with a shared Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem for 30 Ethiopian girls and boys, attended by nearly 200 people, including Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Lau. Six UK twins were also there with their families, as well as an FZY Israel Tour.

In the 3 days leading up to the celebration, the 6 British families spent time with the Ethiopian participants, who they were meeting for the very first time after corresponding for months from UJIA Bar/Bat Mitzvah Clubs in the UK.