Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations 2017
In July the UJIA Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme culminated in the annual celebrations in Israel. The trip included joint activities, family hospitality, and finally, a shared Bnei Mitzvah ceremony at the Yeshurun Synagogue in Jerusalem.
In its biggest year, 108 British 12-13 year-olds took part in the programme across 9 clubs in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow. 11 participants joined the Israel trip and met the young Israelis they had raised funds for, and developed relationships with over the course of the year.