This project concluded July 2011.
JEWS STILL IN ETHIOPIA NEED FOOD:
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT HUNGER- -IT'S ABOUT SURVIVAL.
While many of Ethiopia's Jews have been able to emigrate to Israel over the years, about 7,000 still remain. In today's economy, funds needed to sustain this community while they wait - sometimes for years for aliyah - have been drastically reduced.
The only major American organization working in Ethiopia is the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry--NACOEJ.
We are fighting an uphill battle just to provide minimal food needs to children. For many of them, the danger goes beyond hunger, as a weakened, malnourished body can increase the likelihood of succumbing to malaria and other fatal diseases. And in some extreme cases, there remains the possibility of a child starving to death. .
That's why we have started a special emergency campaign to help sustain this community's essential food needs.
Your donations will be essential in providing food for Ethiopian Jewish school children.
I know there are many, many good causes helping the Jewish people in America and Israel which deserve our support.
But please don't forget what may be the most endangered Jewish community in the world. Please give what you can.
Gary Tolchinsky’s Progress