Adapting Podcast: Sigd - The Jewish Holiday You Need to Learn About
Today, Jewish people around the world from Jerusalem to New York are commemorating the festival of Sigd, a Biblical tradition commonly associated with the Ethiopian Jewish community that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Avezu Fanta, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at Hillel at Temple University, and a member of the Ethiopian Jewish community, joins David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project for a discussion on Sigd and much more.
Avezu shares her personal experiences in the Israeli army and on Temple University's campus, her family's aliyah to Israel, and her hopes for today's modern, globally diverse Jewish world.
"A lot of people don’t understand the meaning of the Sigd...they want to just connect it to the Ethiopian people. If they really understand the meaning … maybe they can connect more to this holiday."
Jewish Agency Israel Fellow, Hillel at Temple University
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Additional resources for exploring Ethiopian Jewry:
- After School and Beyond
- Congregational Learning
- Day Schools and Yeshivas
- Early Childhood
- Family Engagement
- Teen Engagement